22 October 2018
Monday October 22, 2018
So.....the migration has begun. We loaded our final provisions and moved aboard last night. It took a while, rearranging and relocating things already onboard to make room for everything. We left our slip in Urbanna at 10:30 a.m. this morning. S/V Nemo is traveling with us this year. We are excited about our adventures ahead with Don and Judy. The sky is blue, almost cloudless and the air is crisp. A beautiful fall day. The temperature overnight was around freezing. We are leaving 2 weeks earlier than last year, but it is much colder. We slip past the town dock and wave to S/V Monarch as they prepare to leave. We cross the Rappahanock River to Carter's Creek where we take on fuel at the Tides Inn marina. Davido on S/V Utopia is ahead of us and hails us on the radio to go ahead of him. That was nice! He will be staying in Urbanna until the end of the month and is in no hurry today. After fueling, we waved goodbye to Davido and continue up the Rappahanock with Nemo. The wind is blowing at 18 knots out of the SW and on our nose. Several mega yachts pass us heading into Carter's Creek. They put out some mega wakes! The sun feels good and it isn't long before we are peeling off our outerwear. We reach our anchorage for the night in Jackson Creek. We dropped the anchor at 3p.m.and Nemo pulled alongside to raft up. We enjoyed relaxing in the cockpit before dinner. A perfect ending to a great first day.