Cruising on Ondine

Sailing with Jim and Shawn

Vessel Name: Ondine
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 39 - 1968
Hailing Port: Wicomico Church, Virginia, USA
Crew: Jim Lamb, Shawn Lamb
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We waited at Hospital Point until the weather calmed down and it was safe to go. That was at 7:30 pm Sunday night. We had a 14 hour window between episodes of high winds. We used 11 of those hours.

10 April 2022

Hospital Point, VA

We traveled only about 12 miles from Great Bridge to Hospital Point. We are 0.2 miles from the termination of the Atlantic ICW. We have traveled 1019 miles on the ICW south and 1019 north, plus extensive travels in the Bahamas.

10 April 2022

Great Bridge, VA

We had a nice trip up the Currituck Sound and stopped at the free dock in Chesapeake, VA. The dock is next to the bridge and lock at Great Bridge. It is an excellent lace to get off the boat and walk in the park.

10 April 2022

Great Bridge, VA

We had a nice trip up the Currituck Sound and stopped at the free dock in Chesapeake, VA. The dock is next to the bridge and lock at Great Bridge. It is an excellent lace to get off the boat and walk in the park.

08 April 2022

Broad Creek

Another long day, over 12 hours from Dowry Creek, up the Pungo River, the Pungo River -Alligator River Canal, Alligator River and across the Albemarle Sound.

06 April 2022

Dowry Creek Marina near Belhaven

We left Beaufort at first light and motorsailed our way north. The day started calm and we fought the current up Adams Creek to the Neuse River. We passed Oriental, and kept on truckin'. The wind picked up a bit as we reached the mouth of the river. By the time we exited Goose Creek and entered the [...]

Getting to Ft. Pierce

14 March 2022 | Jensen Beach
Jim Lamb
As planned, we headed north early in the morning to get through 6 or 7 drawbridges before anchoring. The weather was ideal for all but the last mile of the trip.

In that last mile, a squall blew through. Winds went from light to over 40 kts in a few minutes. The high winds were accompanied by blinding rain. We worked hard to keep our 40 ft boat in a 125 ft channel with wind blowing at right angles to the channel. My biggest concern was actually that some Floridian would come through in another boat. That is actually what happened when a guy in a 21 ft center console outboard comes through at 15 kts and had to turn hard to avoid us. After about 30 minutes the wind abated and we approach our anchorage.

We anchored north of the Jensen Beach bridge. We headed north the next morning for a couple of days in Ft. Pierce. We met up with Kim and Bill Pate and went to dinner at Vicki and Jim Harding’s house. We had a wonderful dinner. On Sunday we relaxed and Monday we resume the trek north.
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