Well, John and I hopped on the very first opportunity to take The Bar Tender for a ride. Matee came along for the ride. I brought her a juicy bone which she gnawed on most of the night. We cut across Tilghman Island to save some time. John was most concerned that The Bar Tender was too tall to fit under the bridge so we devised a precise way to see if we would make it. I stuck my head out through the enclosure and put my hand up. Yep, clearance. Perfect.
Across the bay, we set the anchor (more on that later) in Duns Cove. We anchored right in the middle of the cove with no one else around. Dinner was going to be grilled steaks, potatoes and onions, and fresh asparagus but we got rained out. So, dinner ended up being french bread bruschetta instead. That was fine with us though. We just sat on the back of the boat and chatted for 3 hours. I remember so well how Mom and Dad would sit on her bed before retiring for the night and chat about their day. I used to ask what they had to talk about as they were together all day. They both shrugged their shoulders and said how good the day was. And, that's pretty much what we did - with a bit of exploration on the computer of Key West tours.
The first tour is going to be the dolphin watch so I'll know where they are. Sharyn and I will do that the first week we're there. Second will be a head boat so Sharyn and I can fill the freezer with fresh fish. John bought me a fishing pole too so fish is definitely on the menu. Back to The Bar Tender...
Powering over to Tilghman Island for a fill up (our first - gonna be painful!) and then back to the marina or Chesapeake Beach to bum around for the day. We'll probably stay in one of those two places overnight as John has to go to work tomorrow and I have some more prep to do for KW, including running the jet ski over to Jimmy for tuneup. Changing out the tires on the trailer for the ride to KW also. Darn, there's KW popping into the conversation again.
Pictures will be posted in a bit when I upload from the Nikon - what a wonderful camera that is.
Friday, March 2, 2012
I'm happy to report that "The Bar Tender" is finally in the water - finally. It's been a long, expensive haul but we're banking on many many enjoyable times with family and friends this summer.
The Bar Tender can carry about 8 so we need to find some friends - not really. We've already got people lined up for trips over to Red Eyes Dock Bar, Tilghman Island, and Solomons Island for overnighters.
John and I are heading out today and going to Dunns Cove across the bay for the night. It's supposed to rain and thunder later this evening, so a dinner feast of grilled steaks, potatoes and a ceremonial popping of a delightful Ridge Merlot will be topped by a sound sleep (I hope!). Matee will come along for the ride and, since she's the only litter trained dog, sadly, she's it.