It’s that time of the year. This weekend was the first raft-up of 2012. And it was a doozie! We had 14 boats, 31 people and 2 dogs. I don’t have a picture of all the boats, but I took this one of 12 of them as we were coming in to tie up, and Joe arrived later.
It took quite a while to walk from one end to the other. Some of the boats’ lifelines couldn’t open, so it was a gymnastic feat crossing from boat to boat …with one hand free 🙂
Let me see if I can do roll call….left to right, we had Mark & Sarah on Serenade, Gray & Debbie on the blue hulled First, Bartlett’s parents’ Catalina, John & Claudia & 2 others on the brand new Solace, Tasha & Robert and Tony & Michelle (visiting for the weekend!) on Voodoo, Danny & Casey on the Beneteau 31, Rory & Greg on Sapphire, Camden & Terry on MoonRock, Kurt, Wally & Kevin on Dancer, John & Deanna on Caribbean Run, Mike on Allegro, Lori & Dave on Camelot, Monte & me on Cupholder, and last but not least, Joe on Prelude. Whew!
As much fun as these are, we did have a rare, bad experience on our way to the cove. Some <expletive> motorhead nearly crashed into us as we were under sail. Coming within about 5 feet of us, and going about 30 miles an hour. As they passed, they turned their boat, pushing up a wall of water that dumped into our cockpit, drenching both of us, and pouring water into the cabin, v-berth and lockers below.
Monte immediately got on the cell phone and called LCRA dispatch, gave them a description of the boat and their heading and … they pulled them over. Goobers. It could have been very bad. I guess it’s good that we only got wet.
Anyway, we didn’t let that spoil our evening.
In true B-dock fashion, the party went on into the wee hours. A good time was had by all.
It’s truly wonderful to have this bunch of people to play with. Everyone really enjoys being out on the lake together. We are very lucky.