Gone Sailing

S/V Abigail Grace

12 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
12 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
10 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
09 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
08 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
07 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
06 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
05 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
04 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
03 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
02 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
01 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
31 December 2017 | Chesapeake VA
30 December 2017 | Chesapeake VA
29 December 2017 | Chesapeake VA
28 December 2017 | Chesapeake VA
27 December 2017 | Portsmouth VA to Chesapeake VA
26 December 2017 | Portsmouth VA
25 December 2017 | Portsmouth VA
24 December 2017 | Portsmouth VA

Gone Sailing / Abigail Grace

22 December 2017 | Deltaville VA to Hampton VA
Temp 42* / Cloudy
Early to Rise
We were up early as we had a long day (approx. 44 nm) to Hampton VA. The sunrise was beautiful and the bays calm - glass like. As we motored out of Ingram Bay we heard an all to familiar sound as our motor bogged and then stalled. We were perplexed as our motor had run perfectly since leaving Solomon's Island. We thought our motor problems were solved/history/gone/out a here. Anyway still in reasonably shallow water we anchored and Greg changed the fuel filter (thank God we picked up extras before leaving Solomon's Is.). There were small rust like particles floating in the fuel from the filter. With the new filter in place we weighed anchor and continued on motor humming along without issue. For the first time since leaving Solomon's Is. we saw another sailboat. They were several miles behind us for most of the day until they turned and headed in. The most interesting site was a jet ski rigged for fishing that cut across our bow. Otherwise we saw much of the same - fishing boats and freighters. The sun was setting as we entered Hampton VA and were motoring in the strong currents toward our anchorage for the nite in Willoughby Bay. It was just past Fort Wool when entering the marked channel for Willoughby Bay that we found the shoal that many boats are towed from - including ours. Yes it was BoatUS to the rescue again. Captain Robert said he pulls a lot of boats off this shoal as it has changed since the placement of the green can - obviously no longer marks the shoal. It was dark and Captain Robert offered to guide us thru the channel to the anchorage. We graciously accepted his offered and anchored safely and without incident. Captain Robert shared his local kowledge pointing out the military restriction area a few hundred yards away stating "whatever you do don't go there" but you are fine here this is a nice anchorage. Tomorrow onto Norfolk and the Elizabeth River.
Comments
Vessel Name: Abigail Grace
Vessel Make/Model: TaShing Panda 38
Hailing Port: Chester, Maryland
Crew: Greg and Diane - Abigail, Isabel, and Grace
Extra: Sailing - Sharing our Adventure with Family and Friends
Abigail Grace's Photos - Main
3 Photos
Created 9 January 2018
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Created 2 January 2018
Happy New Year
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Created 1 January 2018
2 Photos
Created 29 December 2017
Sailing On
6 Photos
Created 21 December 2017
Gunk in Our Tank
4 Photos
Created 19 December 2017
Success
4 Photos
Created 18 December 2017
Mechanic Greg
5 Photos
Created 16 December 2017
No Go
3 Photos
Created 15 December 2017
Solomon’s Island Md
4 Photos
Created 14 December 2017
At the Dock
4 Photos
Created 13 December 2017
Engine Trouble
8 Photos
Created 12 December 2017
Sunrise at Island View Marina Chester MD
6 Photos
Created 11 December 2017
The snow has stopped
3 Photos
Created 10 December 2017
Snowing
2 Photos
Created 9 December 2017