Deltaville - Heading South
27 October 2009
Bob, raining and cold
We're in Deltaville on the western shore about thrity to fourty miles north of Hampton, VA. We've had some good sails the last couple of days having finally cleared out of Dodge, that's Annapolis. We've been doing projects every day getting ready for the Caribbean 1500. Tieing down the batteries was today's project. About three hours, not too bad. Leaclolths are in, our life raft arrived in Annapolis and we are looking forward to picking up our new Honda generator in Hampton. This will complete our power generating capabilities. We now generate power by the engine through the altenator, the wind generator, the solar panel, the hydro generator and now the Honda. Are fat or what?
We had a great sail from Annapolis with Vivaldi in charge until we ran into a navy target practice zone. A navy boat with lights flashing came over and suggest we might want to move away from ground zero for the day's target practice. Okie dokie with us sir so we had to furl up the headsail and power back out into the bay to get around the targets. We never did see and shooting or planes.
So we are getting very close to the start of phase II. Looking for warmer waters, clearer waters and shorts. Will we ever be able to wear shorts and swim? Maybe in three or so weeks when we arrive in Tortola.
All is well aboard Lucky Bird, Alice is cooking up a storm, ham, rice and a fruit salad. Just like out on the town. Tomorrow we push further south toward Hampton expecting to arrive on the 28th and check in to the festivities.