After unloading the boat, we headed out to sea and glided through the smooth water. It was the most gorgeous perfect day: clear blue water, cool drink in hand, and sunshine. Could it be more perfect? We did some free diving for lobster but came up empty handed. The reef and fish were awesome though!
Out of nowhere, we heard thunder rumbling. Could it be possible that we were heading into a squall? Looking Northwest, we saw ominous dark clouds forming and lightning striking on the mountain ridge near our house. Well, what can you do? Head the other way of course! Turning our nose the other direction, we were off to Buck Island :)
Kind of stunned, we just sort of stood around for a bit trying to decide what the heck to do. I held back the boat while Aaron and another guy pulled the trailer out. The tongue of the trailer completely broke in half! We never even noticed the rust on this spot, but man was it rusted!
At the house, we grabbed our tools and chopped off the rotted metal with a chop saw. Then, we headed to the boat ramp where thankfully the other half of the trailer was still there (we were concerned a fisherman would have wanted it). At this point, it was dark and we were working by flashlight and headlights. One of our friends (Thanks Greg!) came down to help and we were able to remove the old bolts, drill some new holes, and replace the tongue of the trailer in no time.