Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kaleigh's Beach

I'm a bit behind in posting. Our last boat trip was a week and a half ago. We rafted up with friends at a small beach across from Parkside Marina. A couple of our boat friends call it "Kaleigh's Beach" because their young granddaughter loves to go there.

If you've never been there, it's so nice and calm. We backed in toward the beach and could stand on sandy ground right off the swim platform. The tides were high during this visit so the beach was almost non-existent. Plus, Doug made Kaleigh mad by riding off in the dinghy that had her beach toys. It's a good thing kids seem to have a short memory for things like that. The weekend was relaxation at its best. Although after the last few weeks of HOT weather, the water was almost chilly.

We coordinated dinner with our friends and had quite the feast. Doug made pulled pork (hint: cook it at home the night before then heat it up in the skillet with some vegetable broth) and grilled corn on the cob. Debby and Jenn made two types of slaw and peach pie. FYI - Angry cole slaw rocks!

On Saturday we saw an odd site. Yes, that is a Tow Boat assisting a sailboat. How often do you see a sailboat getting towed? Especially on a breezy day? Can't they operate under wind power? Isn't that the point of a sailboat?

We skipped boating last weekend in order to clean the house. I finally have a basement again. I don't know how we lucked out but I sure am glad we weren't boating. Anyone who lives remotely near Baltimore knows about the torrential rain we had all weekend. I was starting to wonder if Noah was building another Ark. We've been out in rain before but this was nonstop, drenching, party-stopping rain. There are plenty more weeks to go and I'm sure we'll be out again soon.


  1. What a great weekend to clean your house. At least the rain made it easier to stay inside. :) Angry cole slaw? You may need to share this one.

  2. I need to get the recipe from our friends. Will share when I get it.