Weather Wait - or gentleman don't sail to windward!
15 June 2011 | Reedville, VA
The weather has gone from HOT to cool, the wind from south to north. We were in Onancock for several days at anchor seeing my good friends Dan and Stella Rhode then came across the Bay to an anchorage in Reedville. We are not dependent on the tide here for our departure, as we were in Onancock.
We thought we would be here for a day or two at the most but the wind has stayed north and with 20-25 kt gusts. So we wait it out vs getting worn out going to weather.
Our time here has been fabulous - great protected anchorages, wonderful historical homes, nice people and a wonderful crab house behind us where you can buy fresh or cooked seafood. We had cooked soft crab sandwiches for lunch and then bought raw crabcakes that we later cooked onboard for supper. Crabs molt their shells (like lobsters) and if they cook them within a few minutes of them doing so (at this point they are already in holding tanks) then you can eat Everything - legs, claws, body & All. Does it ever look funny when you get a soft shell crab sandwich in a hamburger bun and all the legs are sticking out......but they are so yummy. It turns out the place pictured above was rated one of Coastal Living magasines best seafood dives and best crab cakes - lucky us!!
The wind is going south gradually today and moderating tomorrow (supposedly) so we will make the run to Solomons and then to St Michaels.
We are loving the Cheaspeake all over again!!