CT to FL Day 13
Layover in Hampton, VA
Another day in Salt Ponds, Hampton, VA visiting with great friends.
Posted at 9:21 AM
CT to FL Day 12
Reedville, VA to Hampton, VA
We left this morning at 0700 just as the sun was rising... it was flat calm and not a cloud in the sky... a welcome change from yesterday. Our destination for today Salt Pond, Hampton, VA.
Starting to see a lot of southbound boat traffic... which is great to see... before today there has not been much of anything other than local fishermen.
It was a picture perfect day... sunny, calm, other boats, current in our favor and the best part was our destination Salt Pond, Hampton, VA... we have great friends here that we have not been able to stop and visit since COVID.
We arrived to Salt Ponds in Hampton, VA at approximately 1400. Our position tonight is N37°03.549', W076°17.050'
. We traveled today for 7 hours covering 49.25 nautical miles averaging 7.04 knots.
Posted at 4:55 PM
CT to FL Day 11
Solomons, MD to Reedville, VA
After almost a week layover in Solomons for weather we left the dock this morning at 0700... early morning was forecast for 1 to 2 seas SW wind 10-15 knots... afternoon winds forecast for 15-20 knots gusting to 30 knots... seas building to 3 to 4 feet... weather forecast not that great but it was just time to leave.
Forecast was very accurate but the afternoon forecast started at about 1130... started seeing steady winds above 20 knots and gusts to 30 knots... seas were soon 3 to 4 feet plus... we had hoped to go about 60 miles today but aborted the trip at Reedville, VA... just too nasty to keep going... we were getting spray from the waves hitting the pilothouse windows and things in the boat moving around that should not be moving...
We arrived to Fairport Marina in Reedville, VA at approximately 1400. Our position tonight is N37°49.940', W076°17.130'. We traveled today for 7 hours covering 41.6 nautical miles averaging 5.95 knots.
Posted at 2:50 PM