Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Norfolk to Fishing Bay (Deltaville)

16 May 2018 | Fishing Bay -- Near Deltaville VA
Dean -- WINDY overcast
Tuesday -- Old POINT Comfort to Fishing Bay (Deltaville, VA)…
Internet is really bad here, but I’ll try an post this…. (may take a day or two)… Anyway… we slept in this morning until nearly 0645 hours…. WE did pull anchor from the bottom of Old Point Comfort at 0715, and make our way out into the Hampton Roads harbor…. JUST IN time to meet a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier bound for sea…. So we got on the radio, and asked what they (the small patrol; and well armed boats of the NAVY)…would like us to do…
“maintan course and speed on the “red” side of the channel, and we should be OK… DONE!!!
After that little bit of excitement…. We set a course for Deltaville VA…. For this evening….
It was a day of motor-sailing…. Engine at idle… but ON… and full Mains’l, and yankee…. Later I added the stays’l to the mix… NICE!!
We’re now anchored right near the lee shore of Fishing Bay…. It was a wonderful first day in the Chesapeake Bay….
We’re at N37 30.614 W076 20.969 after 42.6 miles of travel (nautical miles).
Avalon went to a dock at the Fishing Bay Marina…. They said they got really beat up in last nights “severe storms at Old Point Comfort”…. WE did measure 33.4 KNOTS of wind…. Better than the 60 to 70 Knot gusts the TV forecasted…. It was thrilling, NO doubt.
Susan and I got outside, right before the first front hit, and completely wrapped the mains’l with 5/8” line…. So it didn’t catch wind, etc. The rest of the boat was ready for the storm…. But we went around and checked everything ANYWAY…. Hatches dogged, portlights closed, and dogged, things put away (nothing left out to FALL if we heel over)…. Etc.
SO… by 2300 hours the storms were over, and past us….at Norfolk…. I would have hated to be down at MILE ZERO…with all those other cruisers, in close proximity…. The holding of the bottom (for anchors isn’t that great anyway…. And this WAS a wild storm)….
We took all the electronic items OUT of the microwave… and went to bed….
More Later.
Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 14 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #001.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
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Created 25 August 2020
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Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
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Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
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Created 30 September 2018
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
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2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
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Created 16 April 2016
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Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
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Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
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Created 15 November 2015
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Created 19 April 2015
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Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
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Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
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Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
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Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
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Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
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Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
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Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
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Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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Created 16 September 2012