FRIDAY 22 JULY 2016 Noticed a sheen on the water definitely coming from the port engine. We tilted the motors all the way up, let them sit for several minutes before putting them down. Set engines so blocks were level. Oil levels the same on each engine and good. The oil looked good, not milky […]

Saturday 16 July 2016 – Matt’s birthday Journey: Kent Island Yacht Club, Kent Island, Maryland Conditions: pleasant, sunny, hot day Vessel: ‘Bottoms Up’ #1001, Cocktail Class wooden boat Passengers: Capt. K Today was the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Races held at Kent Island Yacht Club. I drove ‘Bottoms Up’, #1001, wooden cocktail class boat built […]

SUNDAY 10 JULY 2016 Ship Happens Journey: Triple L Estate – Kingfisher’s, Solomons Island – walk to Striped Rock to see Matt – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Stoney’s, Broomes Island (209.3/208.4) – Triple L Estate Barry thought it was too windy to go out on their boat, so they came over to our house […]

WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate We had a hot, muggy day of sunshine The heat of summer has finally started to descend upon us. I had contacted BA earlier this week to have her come visit during cornhole – and officially announce her pregnancy […]

TUESDAY 5 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate   We decided to go over to the island in order to see Matt at work. We arranged to meet up with September Song. As we headed down river we noticed that traffic stood still on the bridge. […]

SUNDAY 3 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Shamrock Cove, Battle Creek (Tony and Suzanne’s) – John and Judy’s , only lingered, did not tie up – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate A few days ago someone told us Tony and Suzanne planned on having a party today. Even though we weren’t invited […]

SATURDAY 2 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina, to look for September Song – Spring Cove Marina to check out fuel prices – Calvert Marina fuel dock – Vera’s White Sands Beach Resort – Triple L Estate Many bozos on the water. Let me first say, most likely, none of the boats […]

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Received some very sad news this morning – our friend Stephen Tall Timbers passed away a few days ago. I received an email about his memorial service and I thought it must be the wrong person. I emailed back, “Stephen, […]

MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – the Beach – Triple L Estate Passengers Journey 1: Matthew, Captain Kristine Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Passengers Journey 2: Lori, Matthew, Captain Kristine Matt wanted to use the fly bridge today, since […]

SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina, Solomons – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate My brother-in-law, Dave, passed away on Tuesday, so Mark and Bonnie are in town for his funeral tomorrow. Bonnie hasn’t seen our boat, yet, and of course wanted to go out on […]

Saturday 18 June 2016 Journey: Urbanna Creek, Virginia Conditions: sunny, beautiful day Vessel: ‘Bottoms Up’ #1001, Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Passengers: Capt. K I raced in the Urbanna Cup Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Races held in Urbanna, Virginia. I drove ‘Bottoms Up’, #1001, boat built by Bill Maher. I raced in the women’s, post 1979, […]

FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Hidden Harbour, Calvert Marina, Solomons – Bluefish Pub, Solomons – Triple L Estate The day was too nice not to go out. We called to see if Sam and Kathy would like to join us for the evening. Sam had gone to Virginia to look at […]

THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate   Calvert Marine Museum has been advertising hosting a monthly Pub Night with local performer. Tonight kicked off the summer series. I expected to be sitting outside in the concert area, having drinks, […]

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate If I had realized the high winds were out of the north, I would not have considered going to Broomes by boat. If it weren’t for the fact that (a) we were going for cornhole, AND (b) the Corn […]

TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Hidden Harbour, Solomons – Lighthouse, Solomons Island – Patuxent River – Triple L Estate I looked at the weather radar forecast, telling Matt and Lori – “If we are going out by boat for dinner, then we need to go so we are at our destination […]

SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Solomons Yachting Center, Solomons – Tiki Bar, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate           As we approached Solomons Island we saw Coast Guard leaving. I did the polite wave as we passed […]

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate Tonight is the first night of summer cornhole league. As we approached Clarkes Landing and the channel leading to the Patuxent, I saw DNR in their new black boat come towards us from Mill Creek. They took a good […]

SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Club Billings, Hallowing Point – Triple L Estate Today begins the Memorial Day weekend. We had been invited to Club Billings for the afternoon, which we gladly accepted. We opened up the upper helm in order to captain from the fly bridge. It still amazes how […]

FRIDAY 27 MAY 2016 In the morning, Lori and I drove to Hallowing Point DNR, Prince Frederick (by land), to get jetski registration renewal. Lori dropped be at the boat ramp area to walk Sophie while she went to the building. As she entered the foyer, the drop-ceiling fell on her and another lady. The […]

SATURDAY 26 MAY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Lori, Matt, Matt’s friend – Liz, and I went for a late lunch – early dinner on Solomons Island. Of course we chose Island Hideaway. As expected we had a fantastic meal. We sat outside, on the patio […]