1st Trip-2011 Spring Season

Well we finally got the boat out of the slip, after a long rest. We took our
first trip of Spring 2011. Wasn’t really a “trip”, we just went and anchored out
at Baycliff, but we still had some fun. We took off with our friends Rick and
Steph (m/v Phat Bottom Girl), fellow Portofino residents. Left about 4:30
Saturday evening and got over pretty quick. There were boats all over the bay
enjoying the nice spring weather.

Phat Bottom Girl behind us in
the Kemah Channel

Once we anchored we screwed around in the dinghy and went over to chat with Rick and Steph a bit. We all decided to get together and grill on our boat at 7. Cory and I went back to Menestheus and hung out, and I got some stuff ready for dinner. They came over at 7 and Steph’s son Nathan immediately went down in the salon to watch TV, while the grown ups sat and talked in the cockpit. I probably should have checked the propane for
the grill, because it went out in the middle of cooking. The meal took longer
than I expected to cook, but turned out great anyway. According to Cory I nailed
the potatoes. We sat and chat for a while after dinner, then Rick, Steph, and
Nathan went back to their boat for the night.

Captain Cory at the
helm

The winds picked up a lot over night and the boat was being very noisy, that kept me awake all night. Something we decided to check into when we got home. We got up pretty early in the morning, Cory vacuumed out the anchor locker and cleaned up the seals on some portals. I had breakfast, and Rick and Steph had decided to head back home, so we did too. It was a fun little over night stay and great to finally get the boat out of the
slip.

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