Category Boating

► SPRINKLES!: April 26, 2018

Thursday 26 April 2018 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – lot between Kingfishers and the Oyster Museum – Triple L Estate We had a lovely sunny day and I wanted to go out on the boat. Not only to be out on the boat, but to also get O again accustom […]

► Cheers to the TaTas: April 21, 2018

Saturday 21 April 2018 Journey: Triple L Estate – Sea Breeze, Mechanicsville – Triple L Estate NOTE: Green marker ‘13’ missing signs, nothing but post in water NOTE: large barge platform anchored just slightly up river of Sea Breeze pier, not quite, but nearly, in middle of river. Arrive to Sea Breeze to see Charles […]

► A Boater’s Life for Me: January 21, 2018

Sunday 21 January 2018 Journey: Triple L Estate, Hollywood – Calvert Marina, Solomons – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate, Hollywood I woke this morning to a light, slushy, ice glaze over the water. By noon o’clock, clouds began rolling in from the west. Early in the morning fox walked through the yard and […]

► Heavy Clouds: January 11, 2018

Thursday 11 January 2018 We have a gifted day of sunny and warm weather. Due to the past weeks of bitter cold, the boat had not been started for a while. We took the opportunity of warm weather, tolerable to be outside for an extended period of time, to warm up the engines. Both engines […]

► Family Fun Time: September 3, 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017   Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina near to fuel dock – area of Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Hidden Harbour, Lusby – Triple L Estate   We’ve had O for a few days. S wasn’t feeling well yesterday so we got O for an extra day. BONUS. S came […]

► Boyz Dayz: August 27, 2017

Sunday 27 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate, Hollywood – Dry Dock at Zahniser’s Yachting Center, Solomons – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate The boyz had invited us for brunch. They had made reservations at Zahniser’s Dry Dock Restaurant at 1:00 pm, and they wanted to take our boat. I captained from […]

► Now that is Relaxed: August 24

Thursday 24 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Hidden Harbour, Solomons – Solomons Island playground – Triple L Estate Once underway, with the wind, we felt comfortably cool. As we rode along, O and L sat in the bow area. O started being a bit of a daredevil – standing up all by herself […]

► An island change: August 20, 2017

Sunday 20 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina, Solomons – Sea Breeze, Mechanicsville – September Song, Calvert Marina, Solomons – Triple L Estate Rather than meet for brunch on the island, we offered to pick M/V September Song (Bob and Stephanie) and S/V Spray (Byrne) up at the marina and […]

► New Toy: August 19, 2017

Saturday 19 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – September Song, Calvert Marina – Triple L Estate A new ‘toy’ for the boat arrived this week, which we tried out for the first time today – a small, 12v dual fan. Although the fans are […]

► Adventurous: August 14, 2017

Monday 14 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate, Hollywood – Hidden Harbour, Solomons – Triple L Estate Although we have a chance of storms, Lori wanted to go out for dinner, specifically to Hidden Harbour for their Meatloaf special on Monday. Looking at radar chances of storms we expected that the storms would miss us. […]

► Parking: August 13, 2017

Sunday 13 August 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Point of View, Hollywood – Vera’s, St. Leonard’s – Triple L Estate Lori wanted to go out and learn how to dock the boat into a slip. She had called ‘Point of View’ to ask permission to use their dock for practice. Of course, they said it […]

► Funky Vessels: July 30, 2017

Sunday 30 July 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina – Triple L Estate Prior to departure Lori checked the oil for each of the engines. It’s a good thing she did. She happened to notice some sort of connector dangling. She determined where it needed to connect and attached it. Hum. […]

► A Boater in the Making: July 28, 2017

Friday 28 July 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Solomons Island, turn around at Zanhizers (sp?) – Triple L Estate I thought we would have nasty storms all day — typical since we have O. It seems like we have gorgeous weather from Sunday through Thursday afternoon. We then pick up O and the weather […]

► Strut Your Stuff: March 9, 2017

Thursday 9 March 2017 Journey: LLL – Calvert Marina, Solomons – Island HideAway, Solomons Island – LLL On our way to Solomons Island we encountered much windier and choppier water than we expected. As we cruised along I noticed the motor trim gauges not syncing properly. After testing the motors, we confirmed that the engines […]

► Touch and Go: January 25, 2017

Wednesday 25 January 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island HideAway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Conditions: sunny, cool – but what do you expect for January Prior to my arrival home – Lori had gone down to warm up the motors. We headed over to Solomons to meet the Boyz at Island HideAway. […]

► Freed From Snow: January 11, 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 Journey: LLL – Kingfishers, Solomons – LLL Conditions: Sunny and warm Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’ Passengers: Capt. KandL After having been dumped on with 6+ inches of snow on Saturday, and bitter cold Sunday and Monday, we enjoyed finally having a sunny, warm day. We had a light rain this morning […]

► Nice Start: January 1, 2017

Sunday 1 January 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate We had invited the Boyz over to our house to join us for a ride over to the island for lunch. Although they had previously indicated they would accept the offer, they called to […]

► Birth of the Sun: December 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY 21 DECEMBER 2016 – Winter Solstice Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina fuel docks, Solomons – Island HideAway – Triple L Estate Just an afternoon out to enjoy the day. The only boats out on the water were work boats. We first took the opportunity to top up on fuel. We hailed Calvert […]

► Checking out the Hood: October 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek cove area – Sea Breeze – Island Creek – Solomons area – Triple L Estate We had too nice of a day to stay home and decided to ride up-river for dinner. On our way towards the Patuxent we did a quick cruise around […]

► Our Finest: October 7, 2016

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – out towards the base – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Greg and Dee’s – Triple L Estate We headed towards Solomons Island for a late lunch. Because we have gift certificates for Kingfishers, that’s where we decided to eat. On our way, […]