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
FL to CT Day 23 and 24
Layover Hampton, VA
Weather has not bee cooperating with us... Chesapeake Bay still a bit too rough for us..northerly winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots... waves 3-4 feet with 5 second period... this is what the weather buoy has been reporting in the lower bay.
Forecast has things settling down on Tuesday... fingers crossed.
Posted at 7:17 AM