Tag Archives: Solomons Island

► Getting Their Wind On: September 4, 2017

Monday 4 September 2017 Journey: Triple L Estate – Calvert Marina fueling docks – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island– Triple L Estate We have a ‘family free’ day today. As a result, we wanted to rest, have a low-key day, and ensure we fueled up the boat. We haven’t wanted to go to the fueling dock […]

► 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 […]

► 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. […]

► 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, […]

► 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 […]

► Chasing the Sunset: August 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate We arranged to meet Bob and Stephanie at Striped Rock to hang out with them, and with Matt who worked the back bar.               While sitting at the back bar we saw […]

► Lucky Enough: August 14, 2016

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – Striped Rock, Solomons Island – Triple L Estate Bob and Stephanie had invited us to join them to see one of their favorite (among many) performers, Scott Kirby, from Key West. We had nothing else planned, and it was something new for us, so we agreed. […]

► 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. […]

► No Rest for the Weary: July 29, 2016

FRIDAY 29 JULY 2016 Journey: Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina – Triple L Estate – September Song, Calvert Marina – Triple L Estate   I went to Calvert Marina to pick up Bob, Stephanie, Eric and Rob on September Song. We had invited them over to our house for a ‘traditional’ Maryland […]

► Ship Happens: July 10, 2016

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 […]

► A’whore Matey: June 25, 2016

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 […]

Water Patroling – June 19, 2016

Sunday 19 June 2016 – Father’s Day Journey: Triple L Estate – Island Hideaway, Solomons Island – Solomons Yachting Center, Solomons – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate We headed to Solomons Island for lunch. As we entered Clarkes Landing inlet channel we saw DNR out on the water. We then saw Coast Guard […]

► Hidden Escapes: June 10, 2016

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 […]

► Sea Shanty: June 9, 2016

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, […]

► Timing is Everything: June 7, 2016

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 […]

► Land of the Rising Sun: June 4, 2016

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 […]