We arrived at Solomon's Island, MD with little fanfare... the ride was a little bumpy... winds out of the west... I think the crew is done with the Chesapeake they are not big fans of the chop that can pop up quickly. As we arrived dockside the bow thruster failed - the motor is running but the prop ain't doing nothing. A wise man - Frank Lanier, retired LT USCG, once told me ' there nice - like a girl friend, but don't count on them'. The docks where fixed - so without much effort I placed a lengthy black skid mark on the port bow - lesson learned - don't count on the bow thruster. Fortunately the Admiral and Swab did an excellent job on deck keeping me from any serious damage.
22 June 2013 – First off I have to say this no schedule
idea/ thing takes some getting used to… but we finally departed Tidewater Marina Portsmouth, VA at 0925 on our adventure cruising the Great Loop. The odyssey begins.
A Farwell loop cake - everybody loves cake
Sean finds a comfortable spot to chill-lax
Honey Fitz Portsmouth, VA - JFK's presidential yacht
We went out with the tide at about 8 MPH… the weather on the Chesapeake was a little choppy for the first couple of hours but things calmed down and we arrived at Dozier’s Marina in Deltaville at 5:00 PM… about a 65 mile trip.All systems run well, no casualties –
auto pilot ismost excellent.
Yes... Tamera brought her sewing machine
Wolf Trap light - check out the outhouse on the left, that's a real outhouse
As we approached the slip we were greeted by David Hoyt the
Dock Master who assisted getting us situated, great marina, beautiful
facilities, and friendly people. And they let us uses this cool battle wagon - the "Road Master".