CT to GA Day 5
North Beach, MD to Reedsville, VA
We left the dock this morning at 0635 moving about 300 feet north to the fuel dock... not for fuel but for water. The marina had a hose run down the docks from the main building for water. Dock water had already been shutoff for the winter. Topped off the tanks and departed at approximately 0750... hour and fifteen minutes... very low pressure hose.
Forecast today was for NW winds 10-15 knots with gusts to 25 knots... seas 2-3 feet. They were correct with the forecast and we experienced every bit of this plus some... crossing the mouth of the Potomac River the waves did get a bit higher... 3-6 foot and with the following sea the ride was not too bad. We did have a favorable current all day running 7.5 to over 9 knots.
Lots of commercial boat traffic today... commercial fishing and large ships and a couple of pleasure boats. Just past Solomon's and Cedar point there is a military gunnery range. It is typically not active... today we were hailed on the VHF by a Navy patrol boat to alter our course to the east to maintain a 1/2 mile distance from the range that the range was active today... so we moved to the east. Did not see any activity.
We arrived to our destination for the night and were securely docked at 1630... Fairport Marina Reedsville, VA. Our position tonight is N37°49.949', W076°17.134'
. We traveled today for 8 hours and 40 minutes covering 65 nautical miles averaging 7.5 knots.