"It's all about the people"








             









Vagabond Cruise Day 5 and 6

15 Sep 2014 8:59 AM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)

Wed. Sept 10, 2014.  The weather was mixed clouds and sun with 15kn. out of the South.  The trip to Antipoison Creek was uneventful except that one of our boats ran aground near some fish traps.  They had hardly realized their predicament when a local waterman, gourmet chef, and former restaurateur, came by in his boat and pulled them off of the sand bank.  At the raft-up later that evening, the same waterman stopped by and wanted to speak to the captain of the boat he had rescued.  We invited him to join us in the cockpit of Sailmar, a Benateau 50, and he partied with the group of 20 for a couple of hours.  As he was about to leave, we presented him with a BCYC cook book, signed by all of the cruisers, and wished him well.  It never ceases to amaze me who you will meet on the bay.

Thurs Sept. 11, 2015  Early this morning the raft was rocked by several fisherman roaring through the anchorage leaving big wakes.  This unwelcome gesture seemed to have been done almost on purpose.  A little later our friend Dave motored by and waved as if to say "sorry about that".

We all left early to make the short trip to the Mathews Yacht Club on Stutts Creek.  This is always a nice trip through the swing bridge at Gwynns Island on to Milford Haven and up the meandering creeks that lead to our destination.  We were welcomed at the club by Brenda Ripley and Ray Blake long distance BCYC members who live nearby in a beautiful home on the shore of the Mobjack Bay. They were great hosts.  They carried us around to stores, got boat parts for us and invited us to a wonderful swim party at their home.  Everyone had a wonderful time and went to bed late.

Thurs. Sept 11, 2014,  The next morning the raft was awakened by several watermen roaring by in their boats.  Their wakes gave the raft a good shaking that resulted in minor damage to some gear.  tA bit later our friend came by slowly and waved as if to say, “sorry about them” .

We left around 08:00 and proceeded to motor to the Mathews Y.C. on Stutts Creek near Gwynns Island.  Mathews Y.C. is very near the home of club members Brenda Ripley and Ray Blake.  These long distance members not only offered us transportation to stores for provisions, boat parts and fuel but also opened their beautiful home, situated on the banks of Mobjack Bay, to us for a swim and a great party.  We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful hospitality.

 





Thurs. Sept 11, 2014,  The next morning the raft was awakened by several watermen roaring by in their boats.  Their wakes gave the raft a good shaking that resulted in minor damage to some gear.  tA bit later our friend came by slowly and waved as if to say, “sorry about them” .

We left around 08:00 and proceeded to motor to the Mathews Y.C. on Stutts Creek near Gwynns Island.  Mathews Y.C. is very near the home of club members Brenda Ripley and Ray Blake.  These long distance members not only offered us transportation to stores for provisions, boat parts and fuel but also opened their beautiful home, situated on the banks of Mobjack Bay, to us for a swim and a great party.  We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful hospitality.

 


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software