Tag Archives: Boating

► Expendable Passengers: May 27, 2018

Sunday 27 May 2018 Journey: Triple L Estate – Charles Street Brasserie, Solomons Island – the Beach – Triple L Estate We had a significantly overcast sky throughout the morning. Fortunately, the sun started to make an appearance as we prepared for departure. We met the Boyz at Charles Street Brasserie for a Sunday brunch. […]

► Now that is Relaxed: August 24, 2017

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 […]

► Paddlers: July 22, 2017

Saturday 22 July 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate, Hollywood – Kingfishers, Solomons Island – out to Patuxent River to area where Paddle Boarders launched – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – walk to the Pier, Solomons Island – return to Island Hideaway – Triple L Estate Today is the first of what hopes to be annual […]

► Mid-Day Nap: July 14, 2017

Friday 14 July 2017 Journey: Washburn Marina, Solomons – Triple L Estate After a morning of swimming in the pool, K came over to sit as O took her mid-day nap. L then drove me over to Washburn Marina to pick up our boat.       Once at the boat, we first checked the […]

► Short Jaunt: July 4, 2017

Tuesday 4 July 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Blackstone Marina, Hollywood – Triple L Estate We have been experiencing problems with the head, so we went over to Blackstone Marina to pump-out our holding tank. We had hoped that a fresh pump out might solve the head issues … NOPE, no such luck. As […]

► Less than 24 Hours: March 27, 2016

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate I’ve been in the country less than 24 hours and happily dropped the boat in the water in order to head up to Broomes Island. Although the outside bar remains closed, not surprising due to the cool weather, we […]

► Island Life: August 16, 2015

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015 Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Creek, Calvert County – Blackstone Marina, Hollywood – Triple L Estate Lori has been wanting to coordinate a raft up for a long time – and today it finally happened. I had originally proposed the Battle Creek area, hoping for fewer nettles further up river. […]

► Returning to the Scene: January 19, 2015

After yesterday’s surprise birthday party for Lori I didn’t expect her to be moving today. To my surprise she actually didn’t feel as bad as I expected.

► Not Going Down Alone: September 1, 2014

“I know she could make the journey on her own, BUT, if anything did happen it’s always nice to have someone to go down with.”

► Jet Lag: August 30, 2014

“Look, it’s a naked Tommy.”

► Last African Kween Social Ride: August 7, 2014

Thursday 7 August 2014 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina – Triple L Estate Bill and Connie came down for the night since they volunteered to drive us to Annapolis tomorrow. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Bill and Connie to Bob and Stephanie. We arrived at September Song just before 6 […]

► Held Hostage: July 27, 2014

SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 Journey: Boyz’ house – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Boyz’ house Time: 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm Conditions: bright, sunny day; pleasant to hot Vessel: 260 SeaRay Sundancer We had plans to meet the Boyz for “brunch” at Striped Rock in Solomons Island. Not knowing whether or […]

► Launching and Lens: May 18,2014

Sunday 18 May 2014 Journey: Forest Landing – Triple L Estate We launched the Chaparral today at Forest Landing. I was amazed at how VERY tight the shifting felt. I had a difficult time at first. We launched during an extremely looowwww tide and you could see a lot of grass in the water. I […]

► Water Depth Deception – February 23, 2014

Sunday 23 February 2014 Journey: Triple L Estate – Patuxent River – Triple L Estate Conditions: warm, 65 degrees, water mostly flat Vessel: 23’ Seaway fishing boat I talked Lori into going for a ride with me and Sophie. As we headed out of the creek I asked where she wanted to go. She didn’t […]

► Finally Warm Enough – February 21, 2014

Friday 21 February 2014 Journey: Triple L Estate – Cuckold Creek – Triple L Estate Time: 11:40 am – 12:00 pm Conditions: sunny, 50 degrees, slight wind Vessel: 23’ Seaway fishing boat It was FINALLY warm enough to consider going out for a ride. Earlier this week I asked Lori to charge the batteries. Once […]

► Battle Creek: August 17, 2013

Saturday 17 August 2013 Journey: Triple L Estate – Lens Marina, Broomes Island – Battle Creek – Triple L Estate Lori and I were invited to Cheryl’s River House for a gathering. Originally we planned on taking the fishing boat so we wouldn’t have to worry as much about the depth. Unfortunately, the neighbors asked […]