RI to FL - Day 12
Solomons, MD to Lottsburg, VA
We pulled the anchor and were underway from Solomons at 0755 hours. It was very foggy and overcast as we left the harbor this morning… There were a few boats out and headed south and there was a lot of chatter on the VHF radio between them about where they were going all going to seek shelter from “Sandy”… the hurricane headed this direction. We had plans to attend an MTOA regional event being held this weekend at Olversen’s Lodge Creek Marina, Lottsburg, VA. So we did not have far to travel today and we would be holding up at Olversen’s Marina until after “Sandy” had passed.
1-2 seas for most of trip down the Chesapeake Bay and they diminished to less than 1 foot when we turned into the Potomac River. The sun was came out as we headed up the Potomac and it turned into a beautiful day.
We arrived at approximately 1300 hours and docked at Olversen’s Marina… E-Dock. Fred Olversen said this would be the best dock for us since he had just put in some new pilings on the dock. We are located at N37°59.728’, W076°32.457’.
We doubled up the dock lines and put out the BIG fenders for “Sandy”. We will stay here until after the storm passes.
We traveled today for 5 hours and 5 minutes covering 35.53 nautical miles averaging 6.99 knots.