Jackson Creek, Deltaville - not always violent weather
Our summer in Deltaville is almost over and we are now preparing to winterize. Virginia seems to offer plenty of excesses of weather: we have experienced extreme heat for days on end, biblical inundations, violent thunder and lightning and we are told that heavy snowfall is not out of the question. It's no wonder that John Smith and his band of adventurers had such a hard time establishing a foothold here in the early 1600's.
John Smith is saved by Pocahontas pointing her titty at him in the nick of time.
Around the beginning of November we will head to Kentucky to catch up with horse business friends at the broodmare sale and then on down to New Orleans to see our daughter. Lest anyone should think this cruising business is all rum and sunsets here's a little bit of Mandy's summer makeover.
Having spent 30 years in the racehorse business we felt it was time for a different kind of adventure.
Both originally from England we have sailed for fun for over 30 years. We have owned MANDY for five of those and are planning to head south for Mexico etc. in November 2008 - ready or not. [...]
When we get to Panama we will decide which way to turn; through the canal or across the big puddle. The eventual goal, whether by boat or not, is Galicia in north-west Spain where we have a ruined farm cottage and barn (pictures in the galleries) that we plan to restore.
We love our 3 grown children and our parents but this window of time is reserved just for us. It has been a long time coming. World economy sucks. So what?