Stardate July 31 – August 4, 2009
Okay, I really hate bloggers that apologize for long delay’s between posts – I mean come on, I do have a day job.
So, two Saturday’s ago, friends of ours at the marina Dale, and Frank tell us that at our favorite hangout, the 2009 Aquapolooza (a large boat ‘raft up’ sponsored by SeaRay) is happening at Peddock. Well, we steamed over to anchor up with the other 200 (that is right 200) other boats. In the middle of the anchored boats was a very large party boat with 4 bands on board playing to their hearts content. Everyone in the water was having a great time, even Donna. I got out our tube, blew it up and Donna was hanging out in the H20 having a beverage. She then took a swim over to our friends boat and hung out. Frank came and got me on the dingy. Saturday was a lot of fun.
On Sunday we went home, did some errands and got ready for the next two days on the boat. Sunday evening we cam back to the boat to sleep over (mainly because our air conditioner at home was on the fritz and we were getting some of the nicest days all summer. We did what we do best, had a nice dinner, hung out and watched a movie on the boat and then went to sleep.
Monday was FANTASTIC. We headed to Stellwagen Bank to see some whales. People ask, why Stellwagen? The ocean floor at Stellwagen goes from 200+ feet deep to about 90 feet deep. Along the edge of the under water plateau, the water changes temperature and make it ripe for food to grow for smaller fish. Big fish eat small fish as you go up the food chain so there are all types of fish on the bank. (The picture on the left shows the ocean floor and the areas where fish gather.)
The trip out and back was great, the water was nice and calm but we only saw a few baby whales in the distance, nothing really spectacular. We did follow a school of bait fish for a few minutes and Donna got on the bow of the boat and saw some tuna chasing them but that only lasted for a few minutes. We floated around for about 2 hours, had some lunch and headed home.
The next day was super special. We had yet to go to Spectacle Island, the island that evolved from dirt from the ‘Big Dig’ project in Boston. We went with two of Donna’s favorite people, Uncle Herbie and Adele. We had a blast. We walked around the island, we walked in the water, we
took a little swim and we had some lunch. Miss Adele was all to happy to eat Donna’s hot
dog for lunch. After lunch we took a tour around the islands and then headed back to the marina so we could meet up with Donna’s colleague from work Meaghan and her friend and go for a little tour around the islands and just get out of the heat. It was one of the first evening cruises we had taken all summer and it was wonderful.
The next day was ‘back to work’. A total bummer but all in all we had a great time off. It was very relaxing and I am very happy we are getting some good boating time in this summer.
See you on the water.