Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

25 May 2018 | Deltaville, Virginia, USA
15 May 2018 | Fishing Bay Marina, Deltaville, VA, USA
14 May 2018 | Fishing Bay Marina, Deltaville, VA, USA
13 May 2018 | Jackson Creek, Deltaville, VA, USA
10 May 2018 | near Mathew, East River, Mobjack Bay, VA, USA
08 May 2018 | Sarah Creek, VA, USA
06 May 2018 | Dare Marine, Poquoson River, Virginia, USA
04 May 2018 | Norfolk, VA, USA
02 May 2018 | Alligator River, North Carolina, USA
01 May 2018 | Snode Creek, ICW, North Carolina, USA
28 April 2018 | Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, USA
27 April 2018 | 55 SE of Cape Fear
26 April 2018 | 100 miles Offshore - Georgia / South Carolina Border
24 April 2018 | Straits of Florida
23 April 2018 | Old Bahama Bay Marina, Grand Bahama
20 April 2018 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
19 April 2018 | Norman's Cay, Bahamas
18 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas

Anchored in Sarah Creek, VA

08 May 2018 | Sarah Creek, VA, USA
Virginia, USA

Two nights in Dare Marina, with very little to report: some useful jobs done, including sorting out a niggling little fresh water leak, cleaning the alternator, refilling our fuel tanks and pumping out our holding tank. Also, a lovely springtime walk ashore among azaleas and dog roses, and then pizza delivery for supper – yum! (Had no idea how nice it was to dial out for pizza.)

It’s cold here. Three days ago we were still in shorts and t-shirts during the day, and now it’s fleeces and woolly hats. Still, this will get us acclimatised to spring in Argyll – which is not far away now.

We’re working our way slowly up this little bit of the Chesapeake, and heading today into the York River. This is a very historical area, with a lot of small creeks and anchorages branching off it. After our experiences of failing to get our big Delta to dig in the other day in slimy mud, we have unbolted our bowsprit to free up the other bow roller, in case we have to try one of the other anchors (backups are a big Bruce and a smaller Fortress). That’s the first time the bowsprit has been off since last May.

It is starting to feel a little strange as we slowly wrap up the boat and prepare for the end of this trip. Any sails now will be short day sails of no more than a few hours. Most of our offshore stuff (spinnaker sheets, preventers, etc…) is all stripped off and the boat looks much simpler. We are also gradually putting together our scope of work for the yard for maintenance and any upgrades we would like them to do. We are just about to make it final by booking our flights home. Big mixed emotions: looking forward to getting home, yet sad to be near the end of an amazing adventure. But then there’s always next year…….

Late day update – anchored in Sarah Creek off the York River Yacht Club.
Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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