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Dreamboat 2016-17 ICW Cruise

Vessel Name: Dreamboat
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 410
Hailing Port: Kent Island, Maryland, USA
Crew: Bruce & JIll
About:
This will be our second trip on Dreamboat to the Florida Keys. We will sail down the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk, Va. There we will enter the ICW, travel through the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds and down behind the barrier islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. [...]
Extra: For an explanation of the ICW see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intracoastal_Waterway
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22 April 2017

Twenty Seven Hundred Miles!

We had to wait to fuel up and pump out at Herrington Harbor when they opened at 9am. We were underway by 9:30 and spent the day motoring into northerly winds that ranged from 8 to 10 early on to 15 to 20 in the early afternoon. Nevertheless, we were docked in our slip in Queens Landing by 2pm. It took [...]

21 April 2017

Herrington Harbor, North Beach, MD

We had a wonderful night in Mill Creek, Va. We had a very brief gust of wind come through at about bed time, but in about 3 minutes it was gone. We were up and underway at 7am with a planned destination of a marina in Solomon’s Maryland. However, we were going to be docking by 1pm. After a quick discussion, [...]

20 April 2017

Mill Creek, VA

We motored out the York River and into the bay in a mild chop at first, but the chop calmed down to almost flat for most of the remaining trip. As we got near Deltaville, our planned stop, it was just barely 1pm, so we canceled at Dozier's and motored on to one of our favorite anchorages on the southern [...]

19 April 2017

Foiled Again!

We left the Hampton Town Piers before 7am with the optimistic goal of reaching Deltaville, Va. When we got well out into the bay we discovered that the 2 to 3 foot waves (we expected to be somewhat uncomfortable, but) what we had were really 3 to 5 footers. After suffering for a while, when we got as [...]

18 April 2017

Hampton Piers

We were up and out of our slip in Tidewater by 6:30am. Less than 2 hours later, after taking a beating motoring into 15 to 30 knot winds (yes, the weather man was wrong again!), we turned off the ICW and into the Hampton River. We are now docked at the Hampton Town Piers. Hopefully, we can continue on to Deltaville in the morning if the weather calms down as promised. The Captain

16 April 2017

Tidewater aka ICW Mile Zero

We awakened this morning in Coinjock to find that all the boaters we talked to last night about staying put had up and left! After a little pow wow, we fueled up and got on our way. Before the day was over, we had finished the canal north, gone through the Great Bridge Bridge and the Great Bridge Lock [...]

Twenty Seven Hundred Miles!

22 April 2017
We had to wait to fuel up and pump out at Herrington Harbor when they opened at 9am. We were underway by 9:30 and spent the day motoring into northerly winds that ranged from 8 to 10 early on to 15 to 20 in the early afternoon. Nevertheless, we were docked in our slip in Queens Landing by 2pm. It took a while to get the lines back on the pilings, and that will have to be revisited because they got mixed up and I was too tired to deal with it. We seem to have had no problems opening our condo, which we have new appreciation for how open and airy it is. Despite sitting dormant for the last 188 days, I reconnected the batteries and both cars started up with only a couple of attempts each. The Captain

We are home! It was a fun day motoring up the Bay because it just felt so familiar. We were greeted by Patti and Dee with welcome home balloons and a car to give us a ride to the house with some of our stuff. It is so good to see them. We are amazed at how spacious it is! We look forward to another cruise but for the time being, we’re hanging out here for a bit. The Admiral

Herrington Harbor, North Beach, MD

21 April 2017
We had a wonderful night in Mill Creek, Va. We had a very brief gust of wind come through at about bed time, but in about 3 minutes it was gone. We were up and underway at 7am with a planned destination of a marina in Solomon’s Maryland. However, we were going to be docking by 1pm. After a quick discussion, we reset our sights for Herrington Harbor Marina in North Beach, Md. We arrived there at 4:30pm, docked and walked across the street to a nice little casual style restaurant. We are only 30 miles from home, and hope the weather does not interfere with out travels tomorrow. The Captain.

30 miles to home! Where did the time go? What a wonderful vacation! The Admiral

Mill Creek, VA

20 April 2017
We motored out the York River and into the bay in a mild chop at first, but the chop calmed down to almost flat for most of the remaining trip. As we got near Deltaville, our planned stop, it was just barely 1pm, so we canceled at Dozier's and motored on to one of our favorite anchorages on the southern Chesapeake, Mill Creek off the Great Wicomico River, Va. We are anchored in a very sheltered peaceful cove in the same spot we were on the way down almost 6 months ago. The plan is to make Zahniser's Marina in Solomons, MD by early afternoon tomorrow. The Captain

It's so funny to be back in the exact same creek and anchored in the exact same spot as we were 6 months ago. Bruce and I were swimming here in 85-degree water then and I was surprised he got in the water. It must have been really hot! Now it's the end of April and the water is only 68, but the air feels perfect at 76. A little chilly for these bones to be swimming, though. Two days to home. Wow! The time has busied by. The Admiral

Foiled Again!

19 April 2017
We left the Hampton Town Piers before 7am with the optimistic goal of reaching Deltaville, Va. When we got well out into the bay we discovered that the 2 to 3 foot waves (we expected to be somewhat uncomfortable, but) what we had were really 3 to 5 footers. After suffering for a while, when we got as far as the York River, we turned west and are now docked in the Your River Yacht Haven for the night. We will try again tomorrow to reach Deltaville. The Captain

Hampton Piers

18 April 2017
We were up and out of our slip in Tidewater by 6:30am. Less than 2 hours later, after taking a beating motoring into 15 to 30 knot winds (yes, the weather man was wrong again!), we turned off the ICW and into the Hampton River. We are now docked at the Hampton Town Piers. Hopefully, we can continue on to Deltaville in the morning if the weather calms down as promised. The Captain

Tidewater aka ICW Mile Zero

16 April 2017
We awakened this morning in Coinjock to find that all the boaters we talked to last night about staying put had up and left! After a little pow wow, we fueled up and got on our way. Before the day was over, we had finished the canal north, gone through the Great Bridge Bridge and the Great Bridge Lock and were docked in a slip in Tidewater Marina in Portsmouth, VA. Tidewater is also known as Mile Zero of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, which we have traveled all the way down and back twice now. We will stay here at least tomorrow due to both weather and the need for a layover day. We need to watch the weather on the Chesapeake now for days we can hop north. We expect to go to Deltaville or Fishing Bay, Solomons and then home to Queen’s Landing. The Captain

Surprised to be here but it’s really starting to feel like we’re home. The Admiral
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