We headed out to Double Bayou with our friends Troy and Deana about 2:30-3pm on
Friday. Troy and Deana almost didn’t make it because they were waiting on a part
for their boat, to fix it before they could leave. Of course, they ended up
being able to leave with a little help getting the part from Cory.
|Captain Cory on the way to
|Storyville (Troy and Deana’s
boat) and Menestheus docked at Ch. Marker 17
Bayou. It is a family owned bar/restaurant on Oak Island. The whole bottom part
of the building and most of Oak Island was completely flooded and destroyed
during hurricane Ike. It was rebuild and looks better than ever now.
|Channel Marker 17|
|Channel Marker 17 after Ike|
electricity, which was a major plus with temperatures up close to one hundred
degrees. We took the dinghies down the bayous and saw some alligators, the
owner of the restaurants daughter, Jamie, came for a ride with us too! Deana
and Troy had another couple with them on their boat, Robert and Carolyn, so we
got to hang out with them, also!
|Deana, Jamie and Carolyn in the
dinghy ahead of us..
Saturday we mostly just hangout at the bar and ate and then the TMCA (Texas
Mariners Cruising Association) boats were coming in and a lot of them were
running a ground on there way in around the channel, so we decided to go out in
the dinghies and help. We helped tow a sailboat whose engines had died and
Deana and Troy helped a motor boat that was trying to help the sailboat. They
were coming in to stay next door at the little unfinished marina. Unfortunately
we were never really properly thanked, but that was our good deed for the day.
We joined the TMCA dinner at the marina a little later and had some dinner and
desert. Then afterward all the TMCA members came to Channel Marker 17 to drink
and listen to the dj.
and others we know from TMCA. Then Sun we hungout till about noon and left for
home after lunch. It was a great weekend, with great friends!