Hampton - Home of the Caribbean 1500
28 October 2009 | Blue Water Yachting Center
Bob, IT'S WARM!!! Hurray
It poured all night long where we sat on our anchor in Deltaville. The wind kept the wind generator humming all night so our batteries are warm and tostie.
We got up around 07:00 and most of the boats in the anchorage had already left. So after talking about it for a few moments we decided to head straight for Hampton despite the small craft warnings, fog and rain. Gues what? No wind, very little ran and yes some fog. As the morning passed the sun came out and brought westerlies from 10 to 15 then 15 to 20 and we were going over 8 knots SOG (speed over the ground, a nautical term). By 15:00 we were in Hampton calling the marina on the VHF looking for our slip. Lucky Bird has landed and it is warm. Shorts, yes shorts.
So now we'll get the bottom scrubbed, finish all last minute projects and wait for Jeff and Randy who both arrive on Saturday. We have a few things for them to do and we'll all plan on attending the seminars. It's getting close to starting time and we are getting pretty excited.
After we leave on the 2nd we will have a transpondeer on board so I think you'll be able to track our progress. We will send and receive emails via the ssb as well as weather updates. With all the generating power we have on board I suspect we will be watching movies, making ice cream and taking lots of showers. Well maybe is all goes well. All we need are fair winds and reasonable seas, companionship will take care of the rest.