We were originally supposed to leave Friday afternoon, but after that cold front came through Thursday night there was barely any water and it would have been hard to get into Double Bayou. We decided we would leave early Saturday morning as long as the water had come up.
Cory got up and checked the status of the water early and everything was ok, so we were on our way. We headed on our way with a bunch of our fellow TMCA’ers from Portofino coming shortly behind us. The weather was beautiful and just enough wind for us to put out the head sail and do a little motor sailing.
This was Bo’s first time out and about in the boat and needless to say he was a bit freaked out. He will have to get used to it since he’ll be going cruising with us eventually.
We made it through the channel at Double Bayou and down the Bayou to tie up without any issues. Everyone slowly came in behind us and we ended up with a really good group there.
Everyone settled in and then the cruise leaders, Rhonda and Phil (s/v Slowride) began to decorate for the shared dinner and contest that would be later.
The mosquitos were awful so we were very glad that Phil and Cory had brought mosquito foggers and kept fogging periodically while we were there.
The evening came and we all got together to have some drinks before dinner. Then it was time for everyone to get there dishes for dinner and get into their costumes. Rhonda appointed me, Cory, and Abby as the costume judges, and Abby had a lot of fun announcing all the winners and giving them their prizes.
Everyone had a fun night, hanging out, drinking and being silly. In the morning we were up for another shared meal, breakfast, and it was delicious. We hung out for a few hours after, then headed out back to Kemah. The bay was beautiful, but no wind so we had to motor the whole way. The weekend was a lot of fun ,but way too short.