We've got that queasy feeling - going to Solomon
12 October 2011
We headed to Solomon Island in some challenging seas. The boats round bottom, rolling seas, and winds from behind us (beam reach) had us both feeling a bit queasy. We generally chart a course that allows us to sight buoys that confirm our position and sometimes this requires more time at sea than may actually be needed. We are improving our navigating skills and using way points or 'bread crumbs' to keep us on track. We use our Plotter and GPS but truly rely on our own navigation plans just in case we should lose power to our instruments. It is a bit more challenging to know where you are when out on the water so our Captain's coursework is paying off. We motor sailed to Solomon Island and ended up staying at a lovely marina Zahniser's marina. It was a bit tricky going into the harbor as there is a large shoal just outside of the harbor entrance and 3 different rivers to travel once into the harbor. We were able to enjoy the Lighthouse museum and met some gentlemen who were carpenters volunteering their time to build a historical fishing ship - a "Bug-eye". We had a lovely dinner overlooking the harbor. We look forward to heading to a Mill Creek anchorage off of the Great Wicomico River as we head down the Chesapeake.