There is a saying (I have no idea who gets credit for it) that, no matter what the size, a boat can handle six for dinner, four for drinks, but only sleeps two. That may well be, but our Kadey Krogen 39 had plenty of room for lots of family fun – two grandparents, a family of four and a family of three.
School has begun, but Labor Day weekend had the best weather we have seen in a long time. Sunshine, breeze, and low humidity. We were all thrilled that we could squeeze this day in for everyone. My usual warning — this post will be plastered in photos of the grandchildren.
This is a MUST activity whenever they come to visit at the boat. All the adults took note that there seemed to be more stripers than ever. They hide under the docks to stay out of the sun but there must be a look-out posted because as soon as we stepped towards the edge, out they come in force!
As soon as we boarded children and adults, we left the dock for a short ride. The kids LOVE hanging out on the bow while underway. I will confess that this Nana worries about that. The Kadey Krogen is quite safe but visions of someone toppling overboard danced in my head. It was an extremely calm day or this would never be allowed, but I guess I am still a worrywart.
After the short ride and we returned to our mooring by Pine Island.
Within a very short time, as the kids were changing into their swimsuits, we heard a piercing scream from below and jumbled words, “finger…. caught…. hatch.” Oh my, the visions in my head were horrible. Fortunately, the culprit was not a hatch, but rather the head door. Ceci’s finger got caught and the poor little dear was scared and in pain. As Mommy comforted her and tried to get a look at the injury, I pulled out the heavy duty first aid kit, expecting the worst. We wrapped it and secured it with a finger from a rubber glove. In the end, the injury was not all that bad and Ceci, trooper that she is, was soon running about with her cousin and brother.
Not one to miss out on anything, Ceci soon joined the others for that fast dinghy ride!
Time to go to the beach for some play time! We have found that the little beach on Pine island is a lot of fun for young children. Papa loaded the dinghy with the first group.
Papa and all three kids enjoyed playing on the Stand Up Paddleboard even when they weren’t standing up!
Then Kerri and the girls took their own spin on the board.
There is plenty of other things to do on that little beach.
Clambering over the rocks is a favorite. I was quite relieved that the Dads and Moms handled this activity.
Back at the boat, there were some minor bob-boos to tend. Antibiotic cream and band-aids came out again!