Friday, May 16, 2014

Deltaville VA

We left Norfolk on a beautiful morning with about ten other boats.  Some were going to Deltaville and others were going elsewhere.  We passed all the Navy ships in Norfolk and headed out to the  Chesapeake Bay going North.  Like most beautiful days it started out great and slowly as we continued on the wind kept getting stronger and the bay kept getting rougher.  It was about a 55 mile run and we made it with no problem. There was about 12 boats that arrived at Deltaville. The marina we stayed at was having a mini rendezvous with free beer and wine when we arrived.  All the loopers put together a pot luck the next night and the marina, once again, provided beer and wine.  They also had three courtesy cars you could use for an hour.  We went to West Marine and the grocery store.  Deltaville is one of those little towns with only the essentials. I think West Marine was one of the largest stores in town.  We had a great time with all the other loopers and the marina put on dingy races where you had to row with one person blindfolded and the other person giving directions.        
We didn't participate but had fun watching.  One of the questions I brought up at the Norfolk rendezvous was if you are on the one year plan and are working up the Chesapeake where do you want to go and see.  There are a few people who spend the whole summer on the Chesapeake.  There's a million places to go.  We are going to the Solomons Island, St. Michaels, Annapolis, and Baltimore.

Fort Wool going into the Chesapeake Bay

Smith Point Lighthouse

Another lighthouse in the Chesapeake


This is Dozier Regatta Marina

Dozier is the name that publishes the Waterway Guides

Here's Barb and Ross doing the dingy race.

This is the couple from Summerland

Here's Average Looper giving it a try

Pot luck

Had a front come in with about 35mph winds

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