FL to CT Day 27
North Beach, MD to Chesapeake City, MD
We left this morning from Herrington Harbour Marina at 0630... forecast was for partly cloudy skies and mild winds... we had a terrific boost from the flood tide all the way to Chesapeake City... running from 7 knots to almost 9 knots the last hour of the trip today.
We arrived to Chesapeake City our destination for the day at approximately 1445... we were securely docked with power at 1500... our position for the night N39°31.638', W075°48.669’
. We traveled today for 8.5 hours covering 62.0 nautical miles averaging 7.3 knots.
Posted at 4:59 PM
FL to CT Day 26
Reedville, VA to North Beach, MD
We left at 0630 from Reedville... winds were calm. Forecast was for winds to pickup out of the SE in the afternoon.
We had a favorable current pushing us all day... not a lot but kept our speed over 7 knots all day... the winds did pick up as forecast in the afternoon to around 20 knots... seas also increased from 1-2 ft to 3-4 foot... larger waves but a following sea that is a very comfortable ride compared to the same seas on the nose.
We arrived to Herrington Harbor South our destination for the day at approximately 1530... we were securely docked with power at 1545... our position for the night N38°43.563', W076°32.568’
. We traveled today for 9.0 hours covering 64.8 nautical miles averaging 7.2 knots.
Posted at 4:11 PM
FL to CT Day 25
Hampton, VA to Reedville, VA
We had a great layover in Hampton... even though the weather sucked we do have some great friends here and was a great visit.
We departed early at 0645 and headed out of the Salt Pond toward the Chesapeake Bay... Forecast was for 2 foots seas till 0700 calming to 5 to 10 knots and 1-2 ft seas. As usual the forecast was off... we had 20-25 knot winds and 3-4 foot seas till about 1000... it was so nasty that we were bailing and going to anchor inside New Point Comfort Point... when we decided to bail we were an hour out from anchoring... before we reached the anchorage the wind literally died as if someone had flipped a switch and the waves calmed down... we aborted the anchoring plan and diverted back to our original plan... Reedville, VA.
We arrived to Jennings Boatyard Docks in Reedville our destination for the day at approximately 1445... we were securely docked with power at 1500... our position for the night N37°49.867', W076°17.140’
. We traveled today for 8.5 hours covering 51.0 nautical miles averaging 6.0 knots.
Posted at 4:20 PM