Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

EARLY Morning -- Power boat dragging nearby

16 May 2018 | Fishing Bay -- Deltaville, VA
Wed. 16 May 2018 -- Fishing BAY – (Deltaville)
This morning started about an hour earlier than expected… a Weather front came through about 0400 this morning; The wind Generator took off like a shot!!! So I got up and turned it OFF; then went up to the cockpit to check and see that all the boats anchored here were still WHERE they should be…. WELL……. It’s a good thing I checked, because an 85 foot power boat (big cruiser) was loose, and dragging toward us….
They were shining spot lights around trying to see where the other boats, including AB were located.
SO… I helped out by turning on our deck lights. They retrieved their anchor, and moved off to the north somewhere…. A long distance away….
But… I was UP… so made some coffee….and waited for sunrise… to see what this day would bring… Weatherwise… The TV reception here ‘sucks’…. We just barely saw NCIS last night…. (watched in sporatic pieces). This morning with the storms all around us… NO TV channels at all…. HUMMM ???
SO…. Looks like our plans for a day sail to the Solomons took a turn for the worst, today anyway!!!
Maybe tomorrow will be better…. WE’LL still have rain, but looks like the WIND might be a bit more steady, and predictable. Today very GUSTY….and this PM…
Yesterday, when we entered Fishing Bay, s/v Avalon split from AB and took a dock at the Fishing Bay Marina…. Probably a good choice for them…. We came over to the South side of the Bay; tucking up in the lee shore protection…
Unfortunately, the storm that came in a few hours ago… changed the wind direction from South to almost due EAST…. Making this anchorage a little BOUNCY…. Avalon would have loved last night UNTIL this front hit….then they would have been very upset!!!
SO…they made a good choice…. This weather front was NOT predicted very well…. RAIN yes… WIND at 30 knots NO.
SO… We’ll make this a day of REST, and music, and maybe a movie or two.
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.
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