Cool, Then Hot, Then Cool

Wash, rinse, repeat.

We sensed the sea breeze before it actually kicked in, and headed north.  There’s protected anchoring from a southeasterly breeze up there.  With Pete and Pat as crew, we had David Mullen, LD, Diane Kelleher, Bill Low, and Alan Hicks aboard today and needed calm water with the possibility of lobsters.  No problem-o.  That’s Lanesville Shores to a “t.”

I anchored in about 20 feet of water, just off the Locust Grove cemetery.  The water was murky on the bottom, but 57 degrees on the surface.  The boat swung on the hook as the breeze alternated between the southeast and the northeast with occasional dead calm stretches.  The tide was just turning and starting in.  It was going to be much colder on the bottom very soon.  The sky was cloudless and during dead calm periods, we cooked.  Once the breeze started up again, we got chilly.

There were bail-outs being done by Alan with The Captain and LD was hunting for a dinner party’s main course.  Pete and Diane were exploring in about 30 feet of water and saw flounder, skates, and lots of lobsters.  Bill Low was also in exploring mode.  David and I kept a sharp lookout for boarders from the flying bridge.  Joke.

The second dive needed to be shallower and, if possible, warmer.  I thought of the restaurant at Folly Cove.  The Lobster Pool restaurant overlooks a prime diving site of about 25 feet deep with great protection from passing boat traffic.  I could smell the hamburgers cooking as we rounded Folly Point.  Ambrosia.

Everyone went back in for a second dive and reported better visibility, warmer water, and even a few lobsters.  The sun was blazing, but, as you climbed out of your wetsuit, the breeze raised goosebumps.  Perfect New England summer weather.

We returned to the marina uneventfully with a high tide to make the gear schlepping up the ramp easier.  I love it when that happens.

Good time.

Nice people.

One Response to “Cool, Then Hot, Then Cool”

  1. veronica Says:

    Sorry to have missed out. Sounds like a great day. I was beyond exhausted by the time sunday arrived between the heat during the week and a week long migraine. argh..
    I love to read the reports though to see what I had missed. 🙂

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