Birthday Party06/10/2011, Onancock, VA
We arrived in time to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Isobel's cousin, Anna. Of course Isobel was compelled to show her cousin how to unwrap and play with her new toys! The two girls provided the entertainment for the various aunts, uncles and Nana. We will work on capturing some of their cuteness on "film"!
setting up for wing and wingHot!
06/09/2011, middle of the southern Cheasapeake Bay
Shortly after leaving Norfolk, thankfully, the wind filled in from the south, which allowed us to set the Cruising Spinnaker. Shortly after this photo we rigged our whisker pole and flew the spinnaker on the starboard side and sailed for 7 hours wing and wing. When we finally reached the entrance to Onancock Creek, we were feeling so good... we wanted to keep going...!
a visitor06/09/2011, middle of the southern Cheasapeake Bay
This little guy flew into the cockpit and landed on my hand! He rested there for quite a while and allowed us to look at it and photograph it. Anyone know what he is? After a while he flew off across the water!
Mile 006/07/2011, Hospital Point Anchorage, Portsmouth, VA
We are at the official mile 0 of the Atlantic Intra Coastal Waterway... A short visit to Norfolk today... We went on board the Battleship Wisconsin... which was very impressive. Over 800 feet long with 16" diameter guns. It was brought out of mothballs in 1988 and launched the first cruise missiles in the first gulf war. Then, shortly after the war it was again decommissioned because it was costing $250,000 per day to maintain!
grass06/07/2011, Great Bridge, VA
A few moments after the below photo, as we are spinning the boat to tie up to the pier, Isobel is jumping on the fender (that should be over the side). Good thing I didn't see this! Makes a good photo though, in retrospect!
reflections06/07/2011, Great Bridge, VA
As we arrived in Great Bridge, the sun was low and the light was great.
No wind, a good thing!06/06/2011, Great Bridge, VA
Bill heads up the mast to do some maintenance. This was in last nights anchorage.
dodging crab pots06/05/2011, East Lake, NC
We spent the day in the canal that connects the Pungo River with the Alligator River. We didn't see any alligators although we did see lots of small deer, turtles, GB Herons, etc... We would normally choose the other route north which crosses the Pamlico Sound with stops in Ocracoke and Manteo.
heading north to cooler weather06/04/2011, Pungo River
Updated image of the fire.
95 in the shade05/31/2011, Oriental, NC
It is quite pleasant here at about 7 am. After yesterday... baking on the boat, I was out pretty early to get the shades up. I am able to used the shade that goes aft of the mast because I am at a slip owned by some very nice folks who are on a boat called Whispering Seas. They are the same people who let me "house sit) back in November when we first arrived in Oriental.
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama