CT to NC Day 8
North Beach, MD to Heathsville, VA
Up and underway just before sunrise at 0700... short trip back out to the Chesapeake Bay and southbound.... destination for the day Reedsville, VA.
Departing at slack tide gave us a favorable current for 90% of the day with a boost to over 8 knots at times... reaching Smith Point Lighthouse where we lost all boost and had current on our nose slowing us to 6 knots... but only an hour to reach Reedsville.
We decided at the last minute to try a new marina in the general area... had great reviews on Active Captain... Ingram Bay Marina... not a single poor review out of over 50 reviews.
We arrived at approximately 1545 and were securely docked at 1600 37°48.201'N 076°18.575'W
. We traveled today for 9 hours covering 64.5 nautical miles averaging 7.2 knots.
Posting this log entry a day afterwards... I can say now we will not visit Ingram Bay Marina again... it was very nice and quiet... owner was super nice... but, for the $1.25 per foot after BoatUS discount it was overpriced in our opinion. They did not have 50amp power... no slips that we would fit it although advertised as they had bot 50amp and 20ft wide slips... we had to dock at the fuel dock that was 30ft long at most and use an adapter for twin 30amp to 50amp... power popped breaker 3 or 4 times before we finally shut down enough things on SAILS to maintain power... we did finally get one heater to run without popping the breaker... breaker was in accessible to us after office closed as it was located inside the locked office... Luckliy we maintained power all night and breaker did not pop again until just before we left.
The small basin is very shallow about 6ft at most and entrance channel was narrow and also shallow.
WiFi was non existent... they had it but was unable to connect... Cell signal was ZERO bars...
It was a nice quiet evening but... :)
Posted at 7:32 AM
CT to NC Day 7
Layover in North Beach, MD
We opted to stay another day at Herrington Harbor South due to weather... winds on Chesapeake Bay out of the north at 20kts with gusts to 30kts.
Posted at 7:09 AM
CT to NC Day 6
Kent Narrows, MD to North Beach, MD
Up before sunrise today to be able to leave at slack tide. The current is very swift at the Bridges Restaurant docks and it's 90 degrees to the boat... much easier leaving at slack tide.
We departed at 0715 and headed south... destination for the day Herrington Harbor South where we will feed SAILS about 1000 gallons of diesel.
Forecast for the morning was miserable... south winds 15 to 25 knots with 2ft seas and a chance of rain.... afternoon forecast was worse... not a nice day of moving at all.
We arrived to Herrington Harbor South and docked at the fuel dock at 1030... two pumps running filling up SAILS with diesel... about 90 minutes and both tanks full.... 971 gallons.
Off the fuel dock to our location for night... t-head just north of the fuel dock... 38°43.612'N 076°32.539'W
. We traveled today for 3 hours and 15 minutes covering 22.2 nautical miles averaging 6.8 knots.
Posted at 1:02 PM