Sun, 15 Apr 2007
We went back out on the boat yesterday.
The seas were a lot higher than last time, 2-4 feet, with 15 mph winds out of
the southeast. This time we went out of the Boynton Inlet, after launching at
Boynton Inlet Boat Club Park. I hadn't been there before. It cost us $10,
but it's right by the inlet, so there's no 20 minute ride like there would be
if we had launched at
Lantana like we usually do.
I took a couple photos on the way from the boat ramp to the inlet, but once
we hit the inlet I put the camera away and held on with both hands. It was
pretty rough going out, but Rob kept the boat from rolling, or taking a wave
over the transom. Thankfully he ran up to the
wreck of the
Loftus at a slow speed. Rob's friend Patrick had joined us, and had
brought his spear guns. Patrick was ready to shoot something, and so was Rob,
so both of them went right over the side once we had the anchor set (that was
a little exciting). Rob's last words before he went over were "if you don't
go in you're going to get seasick". Great. I hadn't even thought of that until
he mentioned it, but suddenly I was feeling queasy. I rocked, rolled and
pitched for about 20 minutes, and finally gave in and went over the side.
I watched Rob and Patrick chase fish for a while, and finally swam in and sat
on the beach. Eventually I saw them get back on the boat, so I swam out and
we pulled up the anchor. We all knew it was going to be a challenge getting
back in the inlet, but Rob did a great job, surfing us all the way on on
the backside of a wave. We recovered the boat, took it home and cleaned it
up. Then I had to clean out a filthy apartment, but that's another story.
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