SC to CT Day 11
Reedville, VA to Heathsville, VA
We left Fairport Marina this morning at 0715 and headed back to out to eh Chesapeake Bay. Forecast was for 1-2 seas and NW winds 8-12 knots... Forecast was totally off in regard to winds and seas... soon as we out of the lee of Smith Point we started getting 3-6 seas and winds 20 knots plus... it was like someone turned on a switch for wind and waves. We were just not in the mood to endure these conditions for what could be hours so we turned 180 and headed back toward Reedville.
We had virtually no cell or internet service in Reedville...marina had to wifi so we opted to head into Ingram Bay Marina just a bit south of Reedville where we would have wifi and cell service.
We arrived to the Ingram Bay Marina breakwater at 0815 and once into the harbor we were greeted by Billie the dockmaster waving us toward a slip... slip looked really narrow... we cleared the out pilings no problem... the inner columns we attempted to spread them a bit wider with SAILS... we came to a stop 10 feet short of making into the slip... wedged tight between the two inner pilings... so, we went to plan two and backed out of the slip and to the outside of the furthest east slip... which was basically a side tie with no slip/pier to our port side.
We were securely docked at 1830 at N37°48.176’, W076°18.534’
. We traveled today for 1 hours and 15 minutes covering 7.6 nautical miles averaging 6.1 knots.