“A Child Grows Up To Be/Somebody Who Just Loves To Learn”
It was a true family affair in Rock Hall this weekend. While there was no Jody, Buffy, Cissy or Mr. French aboard, there were an assortment of ambitious academics on ‘Tis the SeaSun. Better known as the Mulligan sisters, these learned ladies brought along a pair of Eds, one Jason and a Danny, and boasted more than 40 years of higher education among them, spanning fields as diverse as engineering, law, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, nursing and human sexuality. Boring, it was not!
Saturday was a beautifully sunny day, with a fairly stiff breeze, which picked up considerably as my nine crew members arrived. Despite the wind, the forecast only called for 1-2 foot waves so we decided to head out on the Bay. There we were quickly met with 3-4 foot rollers. The boat was tossing and turning, I was gripping the wheel firmly to stay on course and my crew was getting splashed by the waves.
We had two options: pop some Dramamine and stay the course, or end our trip by heading back to port. I settled on the latter, returning to the marina with what I later discovered was with another crewmate: a fish that had been tossed up on the swim platform when a wave crested over the stern.
All was not lost, however, as I spent the afternoon providing dingy rides around the Creek. In between trips, we noshed on Carol’s amazing coconut pudding shots, replete with a tiny silver spoon.
Soon it was off to Waterman’s Crab House for a great dinner, a ton of laughs and some fun classic rock from a good local band. We topped off the night with waffle cones and shakes from Get the Scoop.
While those treats were yummy, the biggest treat for me was getting to spend quality time with my new family. Slainte.
Fair Winds & Following Seas,