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Bouncy Ride to Virginia

10 October 2009 | Deltaville, VA
Well, I left Solomons Island at dawn and headed south. There was still a small craft advisory with big winds and swells, but at least they were more os less on the stern. The big winds and following seas enabled me to motorsail at about 8.5 knots but it was a bit bouncy.

As I neared my planned destination of Deltaville, Virginia, I turned S/W toward land and began to take the rather large swells on the starboard beam. This made the ride a lot more uncomfortable and I started hearing things falling down in the cabin. Furthermore, I amplified the effect by cutting the corner and crossing the Rappahanock River Spit.

This is an area where the river carries silt out into the bay and causes the water to become much shallower. As the already large swells crossed this area, they became even larger and some were even breaking. This made for a really rough ride for about thirty minutes before I was able to turn back south and take the swells on the stern again.

I eventually made it into Jackson Creek and took on fuel before anchoring for the night.
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Vessel Name: Norma Fay
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 386
Hailing Port: Racine, Wisconsin
Crew: Mike Miller
About: I recently retired from the trop-rock band the "Boat Drunks" and I'm going sailing. Heading through the Eastern Great Lakes, down the ICW and to the Bahamas for starters. Then...We'll see!
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Norma Fay

Who: Mike Miller
Port: Racine, Wisconsin