Oreos Overboard

The ocean was riled up on the south side of the cape by passing Hurricane Nadine.  They were surfing at Good Harbor Beach.

It was blowing from the NW again.

So we decided to try for Lob Lolly Cove which faces east.  It was a good thing we did because we came across a mola mola:

Fin in the Distance

Fin in the Distance

You can see why people sometimes mistake them for a shark.  The fin looks menacing.

Then we got closer:

Mola Mola

Mola Mola

It was moving along briskly at the surface just off the Back Shore, so we didn’t stop to snorkel with it.  We haven’t seen one in two years.  A rare treat.

We continued on to Rockport’s Lob Lolly Cove for the first dive.  It was surgey and the visibility was not that great, but the water was 59 degrees.  The wind continued to be brisk from the NW, so we decided to move back down the coast for the second dive at Brace Cove.

Here the waves were crashing into the rocks with huge plumes of spray.  The surface was calm enough inside the cove, so I dropped anchor in about 20 feet of water.

The divers were back in quickly, but I wanted to keep track of IT and Stu because they weren’t familiar with the cove’s layout.  I got into the inflatable and here’s me with their bubbles to my right:

Brace Cove

Brace Cove

LD got some great shots of the crew too:

Pete in the Inflatable

Pete in the Inflatable

Veronica's Smile

Veronica’s Smile

Captain Fred

As we were pulling ourselves together to leave the cove, Linda slipped with the oreos in her hand and landed in the drink.  Fred said he immediately thought he was going to jail.  Pete wanted to rename the place Brace Yourself Cove.  She was hauled aboard unceremoniously and suffered no injury except for the wet clothes – and the soggy oreos.  Both she and Myanna were good sports about it and decided it was a memorable way to end the season with us.

With the help of all hands, I was able to power back into the river at max rpms.  Then, again with lots of assistance, I backed down the marina’s narrow access to our slip that had the tour boat, Annie, at its north side.  LD and Pete were super at making my docking look good.

Another exciting day on the ocean with good friends.

2 Responses to “Oreos Overboard”

  1. Veronica Says:

    What an eventful day! LD’s photos are great! 🙂

  2. Kathy Says:

    Sounds like an excellent day all the way around!

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