Harborview Marina is a prime spot for the Baltimore City fireworks and no less than 38 boats moved to our marina for the occasion (I asked at the marina office).
|Our dock was full for the festivities.|
|The Tiki Barge is the orange and blue building on the right. The fireworks barge is in the middle of the water.|
The ride over ended up being rather eventful. We tend to have our radio on and, unfortunately, we frequently hear about boats in distress and calls for other boaters to assist if possible. This time we came across a boat in trouble.
We arrived in Sue Creek, rafted up, jumped in to cool off, and settled in for the night. The next day was hotter than beach sand on the bottom of your feet so we spent a majority of the day in the water. The warm sun wore everyone out:
|Don't worry. She is just sleeping.|
This is where the evening got interesting. As my faithful readers know, we have seen/had issues in Sue Creek before. On this particular evening, the issues started with the parade of boats leaving after the fireworks. One of the guests on the boat next to us had to leave that evening, so we got all the lights necessary and he was brought to shore on a properly lit dinghy. During the trip back, a cabin cruiser - With No Lights At All - almost hit our friend. If you are going to boat at night, please have the common courtesy to follow the law and have your lights. Also, do not get an attitude when someone reminds you to turn your lights on.
Back to settling in for the evening...when we hear some of the our friends start yelling "Bow lines! Bow lines!" This boat was too close to the front our boats and it clipped one of our anchor lines.
|Apologies for the dark picture. It was around 11pm. However, you can see how close the other boat came to hitting boats in our raft up.|
Oh, Sue Creek, we can't seem to stay away and we'll be back again soon.
|Our raft up as we were leaving the creek.|