Sandy k. 2011-06-19 22:11:20
Well, on Friday afternoon, I decided that this would be the final weekend
playing around with the boat. Went to sleep aboard Friday night.
Temperature was around 40 degrees F. Since I new it would be a bit too
chilly to sit on the deck and enjoy a cigar, I decided to have a smoke
during my 50 minute car ride to the docks. Pulled a well-aged LGC Miami
Wavell from the ‘dor. Always a delicious smoke. Got to the boat, fired up
the heater and went to sleep.
Woke Saturday am, brewed a pot of espresso – nothing beter than the cool
salt air breeze from the ocean and a fresh pot of coffee brewing – well,
maybe there’s one thing better, but we won’t go there – wife was back home.
Met my buddy, warmed up the engines and we were off the dock by 7:30am.
I caught my first fish just before 8am. It was the start of non-stop
action. The bait fish are making their fall migration and the larger fish –
blues/stripers and little tunny are all over them. Every cast yielded a
hit. A few times a fish got hooked, spit the hook and then another would
grab it. Ended up catching 30-40 bluefish in the 4-6 pound and 10 pound
class along with one 14 inch sea bass. My arms were so sore that I had to
stop fishing by noon. It was a truely incredible fishing day – one of the
best I’ve ever had!! Smoked a few Nicarauguan Factory Corojos – fumitas
while fishing. Nice little tastey cigars that were very inexpensive (my
recollection was $22 for 50 cigars).
Back to the docks by 1pm, cleaned the boat one final time for the season and
headed back north to be with the family. Had a great Japanese dinner (I’m
low-carbing, so no sushi for me). Instead ordered a delicious steak and
asparagas teriaki with lots of veggies on the side). Sat down on Saturday
evening and enjoyed a Bolivar Corona Gigantes while watching the Yankees get
their a**** handed to them :>(
Sunday am, got up regular time and then turned the clocks back. I’m a firm
believer that I’d rather do something with that extra hour instead of
Back to the docks to clean off all the junk that accumulated on the boat
since last May and to winterize the fresh water system. Packed it all up,
moved the boat to the marina that does my haulout. She’ll be hauled this
week, powerwashed, batteries removed, engines winterized and outdrives will
be removed and stored indoors for the cold winter. Once winterization
procedures are completed, the boat will be shrink wrapped until late April,
when we’ll reverse the process.
Went for a late lunch with my wife and oldest son, drove back north to get
home, grabbed a LGC Serie R #6 – a large ring flavorful cigar. Just a
perfect way to end a great (but sad) boating weekend. While it’s a sad day
when the boat gets put away, I look back upon this past boating season and
smile knowing that I got out on the water and made the most of what was a
rainy, short season here in the northeast. Starting to plan next year’s
cruise into the Cheasapeake….
for now, it’s time to start thinking about winter vacations and skiing……
Lee 2011-06-19 22:11:42
While it’s a sad day
Sounds like a fine weekend. I’m actually missing the NJ fall a bit this
YEAH, BABY!!!! Ia m so there already. Wore the cover off ski magazine.
Been browsing the ski aisles. Watching Mammoth cam every day.
Hutch 2011-06-19 22:12:02
Sounds like an awesome weekend. Thanks for sharing it !
Ville ovaskain 2011-06-19 22:12:23
Yeah, I have already reserved a trip to Verbier, Switzerland for this
winter, and of course will spend a lot of time in the domestic ski resorts
as well! (Though after several trips to French and Swiss Alps, the smaller
mountains we have here in Finland feel kinda tiny…) I can hardly wait to
get back to the Alps.
And fun detail is that it was in Verbier where I found this small store with
quite well stocked humidor with prices so much lower than here in Finland,
and buying some really great cigars from there gave me the final push to
start smoking handmade cigars. I had had good cigars occasionally before,
but that’s where the hobby really picked up. That was 4 years ago, and it
will be fun to visit the same store again, hopefully it is still there.
Could be great to meet the owner, herf a couple of cigars, and tell him how
it was his store that got me started 🙂
Roger w. farns 2011-06-19 22:13:17
I had to leave Saturday, so I missed the Striper Derby on LBI. How did it
Sandy k. 2011-06-19 22:13:33
Haven’t read any of the reports from there. I was fishing about 30 miles
north of LBI – between Shark River & Manasquan.
Garbiologist 2011-06-20 02:53:58
Hey Sandy. your fishing in by back yard I live in Neptune I winterized by
boat three weeks ago. Stripper fishing off the beach now. Sounds like a
: “Roger W. Farnsworth”
: > “Sandy K.”
: > news:bnj9s7$11nn55$1@ID-134493.news.uni-berlin.de…
: > > Well, on Friday afternoon, I decided that this would be the final : weekend
: > > playing around with the boat.
: > I had to leave Saturday, so I missed the Striper Derby on LBI. How did it
: > go?
: > R.
: Haven’t read any of the reports from there. I was fishing about 30 miles
: north of LBI – between Shark River & Manasquan.
: Sandy K.
Jay cross 2011-06-20 02:54:21
1. Friday, went to go see School of Rock with cousin and brother. It was OK,
but not worth the money I paid for a ticket! Went to dinner with them after,
Houlihans! Best restaurant in NJ! Pretty expensive though, shared some
buffalo wings, had a burger and fries. After dinner, went home, sat on the
porch and froze my a** off with my brother as we both smoked a good CAO. Half
way thru the cigar, it became too cold, so me and the brother went inside and
smoked in our basement, playing some Madden 2004. Played Madden 2004 and other
games for a while, smoked 1 more cigar (I think it was a CAO, maybe not), and
went to bed about midnight or so. Cousin was playing with us, on my team
everytime. He loves the smell of cigar smoke, and so do I 🙂
2. Saturday- Woke up at 10am, had a pancake breakfast courtesy of my aunt.
Went to go buy more cigars after, and then went to get lunch at Burger King.
Smoked a small cigar afterwards. Mostly did nothing all day, because my
girlfriend was unavailable because she had to work on a college term paper.
Poker night started early, at 8, ended at maybe midnight I did horribly, lots
of crappy hands, but also smoked a couple good Maduros. Also drank down a few
3. Sunday- woke up really late, with a semi hangover, as usual. Just hung
around the house, watched the Jets game while smoking a Maduro left over from
poker night, my only cigar of the day. Oh wait, I smoked a Maduro at about
2am, couldnt sleep so I smoked a cigar while freezing outside, put me right to
Hogg 2011-06-20 02:54:25
my pop’s been painting the hull this year, it’s been since last summer that
i’ve been able to wake up to coffee and cigars at point lookout.
Smoke 2011-06-20 06:53:48
You think your mountains are small? Try the Poconos here in PA – their “expert”
runs wouldn’t qualify as blues in the Rockies, Tetons or Sierras! 9 minute run;
45 minute wait. Glad I have a cousin in Colorado and friends in CA!
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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Beans 2011-06-20 06:56:03
It’s funny..I grew up eating blues and stripers and still like them.
here in florida nobody would be caught dead eating a Bluefish. sounds
like a great way to end the season.
Marc j. schnei 2011-06-20 06:56:27
Smell of morning napalm?
Sandy k. 2011-06-20 06:56:49
Neptune?? Our summer home is in Bradley Beach!! We should get together and
Sandy k. 2011-06-20 06:56:51
eating blues and stripers and still like them.
I’ve never been a big fan of eating bluefish – just catching them. Since we
caught so many, my buddy strongly urged me to try them again. Tried it last
night for dinner. I’ll believe I’ll stick to just catching them in the