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 [...]

On to Walburg Creek

27 March 2022
Jim Lamb
We enjoyed a few days at Jekyll Island. We rode bikes, walked around and took it easy. Now it is back to traveling home.

We left Jekyll at high tide and a calm wind. By the time we rounded the island, the current fought us and did not quit all day. The wind built to 25 kt. So it turned into 11.5 hrs of tough going.

Little Mid Creek was the worst. We hit it near low tide and the wind had blown one or two feet out of the creek. We slowed to a crawl with less than 6 ft of water for a couple of miles. I saw depth readings as low as 3.7 ft. We draw 5.4 ft. We stopped, turned around and tried another way. It was slow and stressful.

We made slow progress fighting current and wind. We finally pulled into Walburg Creek as the sun was setting. The best part of the day was a text from my sister. The Tar Heels beat St. Peter’s handily. Great news. Looking forward to playing Dook.
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