Category Boating

► 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 […]

► 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, […]

► Vessels Vessels Everywhere: October 3, 2016

MONDAY 3 OCTOBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Mill Creek, Hollywood – Calvert Marina (fuel dock), Solomons – Hidden Harbor – Spring Cove Marina, Solomons – Calvert Marina (floating docks), Solomons – Triple L Estate I had taken the day off in the hopes we would be going away for the weekend. Unfortunately, we […]

► Willing to Take Orders: September 23, 2016

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Sea Breeze – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate As we cruised down Cuckold Creek, I noticed an osprey flying around. I thought all the ospreys had migrated south for the season. (*note: Lori later learned that the late season Ospreys we see are the young […]

► Karma Return Quickly: August 27, 2016

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina, Solomons – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate – Black Stone Marina – Triple L Estate We decided to cruise over to Solomons Island in the morning to check out the Dragon Boat Festival. Since we had such a nice day we […]

► Ferried: August 20, 2016

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016 Journey 1: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina fuel dock, Solomons – Triple L Estate Time: start 11:30 am Passengers: Capt. KandL Lori and I went over to Solomons in order to fill up on fuel. There were actually quite a few vessels fueling at the marina. On our way home […]

► Showing Off: August 19, 2016

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate With Matt now free on Friday, we decided to go up to Broomes to enjoy a ‘local’s’ night. Upon starting the engines, however, we again noticed a small puff of smoke from the port engine. No burning smell. Even so, […]

► Party in the Cove: August 6, 2016

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Emerald Cove, Battle Creek – Triple L Estate M and D hosted a party at their house. Although they don’t live on the water, they are members of the Emerald Cove community which has a community pier. I have, in the past, used the pier. However, […]

► Neighbors: August 5, 2016

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Hide Away, Solomons Island – Calvert Marina fuel docks, Solomons – Tiki Bar, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Lori, Matt and I went for a late lunch at Island Hide Away. While there, Shaun happen to call Matt to see what he was doing. […]

► Jovial Evening: August 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate   Tonight was again Corn Hole night. On our way out of Clarkes Landing we noticed the knucklehead trawler still anchored at marker ‘11’. Although, technically, outside of the main channel, we still think it’s a HORRIBLE place to […]

► Really? There?: July 31, 2016

SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Southern Acres, Island Creek – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Tommy and Julie hosted a pool party for the afternoon. A pleasant day for a pool party. Matt came up, by land, to join us once he got off work… early for a change. […]