Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Resting in Deltaville, VA

We motored sailed down from Reedsville, VA to Deltaville, VA this morning, took about 5 hours. It was a blustery day out on the Chesapeake, in fact as we went out a husband and wife on another boat was coming in and said it was too rough. In fact it turned out to be less than a medium size day on Lake Erie. High Spirits handled the 2-3 foot waves hitting on the port side quite nicely and when we turned to starboard, the waves were right behind and it was a very smooth ride.
The marina here has a great deal for people who anchor. For $10 per person per day you get to use the dinghy dock, the showers, laundry, a great lounge, free bicycles and the use of the courtesy car for a hour to go to the market, West Marine, or hardware store. Since there is a 60% chance of rain tomorrow, we may stay Wed and push back our arrival in Hampton to Saturday. We will plan on going to Yorktown to see the Battle Field that was the end of the American Revolution.

In the marina lounge we met another couple that have been sailing for 3.5 years and still going forward with more sailing. There are a treasure chest of information. In fact they sent us four spreadsheets that they had received from another couple when they started out. Spreadsheets deal with tracking provisions, supplies, and repair parts.
News Flash: Going to add a map to our blog as soon as I can do Google Maps, perhaps as early as tomorrow. Have had request from people as to where we have been.

Photo today is of a young couple we just met at sunset who are anchored next to us. She is from Scotland/England and has actually been on a Westerly Sealord over in Scotland. High Spirits is on the boat on the right.

I gave blood today the Red Cross who was having a blood drive down the street from the marina. We were talking to this cute cafe when I spotted the sign, so I gave after lunch. Joy is still getting over her cold so she had to pass.


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