What do we do on a hot summer day when our sailboat is on the dock? We find a quiet little sandbar to enjoy by way of our friend’s motorboat. Last weekend one of our friend’s had a birthday, so per his request, we grabbed some lunch at his favorite BBQ joint and the four of us piled into his skiff to search for a quiet beach. Armed with a cooler and a set of Bocci balls, we flew along the ICW at speeds of upwards of 30 mph (that is fast when you are used to moving at 5.5 knots!). I should mention that the Intracoastal Waterway is perfect for a little motorboat and Brian has been dying to get one ever since we got back from the Bahamas.
When we reached the backside of Wassaw Sound, we pulled up alongside a handful of other boats right onto to the beach and hopped off. We played a little game of Bocci ball, enjoyed a leisurely float in the sound and tidal creek, and after several hours in the sun, we raced an afternoon thunderstorm back to the dock. It was a typical summer day on the water. However, as many boat owners already know, you can’t go boating without something breaking….insert sigh. So alas, the carb on our friend’s motor get clogged on the way back and we had to get a tow in. Like I said, it was a typical day on the water.
You may have noticed that in addition to being armed with a set of Bocci balls and a cooler, we also had four freshly printed Forest and Fin tees. The tees were a gift to our friend to celebrate his day of birth, but we thought it would be fun to do a little “photoshoot” while enjoying such a beautiful little spot, so Brian and I each wore a shirt, too. First off, the girl that served us at Sandfly BBQ thought we were in some sort of bird club. Secondly, we probably should have shot some photos before we all got wet! But hey, it was fun to say the least!