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04 June 2010 | Jackson Creek, Deltaville, VA
After our lovely time in the East River we weren't quite sure what to do next. Ideally we want to head North but at this point we don't seem to have a good weather window to head offshore. A series of messy fronts are hanging around the mid-Atlantic coast giving too much, too little or wrong direction winds! We are still committed to leaving from Norfolk so this means we don't want to head too far up the Chesapeake. So we left Mobjack Bay on Wednesday and headed up the Piankatank River into Jackson Creek. This too is a lovely spot, made all the lovelier by the presence of the Deltaville Marina. Now this Marina really knows how to take care of the cruising community. For the princely sum of $10 per person per day, cruisers who are anchored in the Creek get full use of all the Marina facilities. This includes bikes, a car to run to the grocery store, a pool, laundry and a clean, air-conditioned bath house - how wonderful is that? And if you pay by the week it is only $35. Everything we need is right here. The little town of Deltaville is a rural community with a decent grocery store, a wonderful seafood store and best of all a farm that sells fresh produce straight out the field. We had fresh picked broccoli last night - not cooked - the best we have ever tasted. Many cruisers who do the North - South run will come as far North as this and use the excellent facilities here to do boat maintenance etc. before heading back South again in the Fall. We can certainly see the appeal of this. However, it is already getting a bit hot for us (although I gather it is unusually hot for this time of year). Again we are enjoying the prolific wildlife. There are lots of Osprey's nesting and they seem to be doing well catching fish around here. Did you know that when an Osprey catches a fish it positions it within its' talons in the most aerodynamic profile for the flight back to the nest? This is indeed true as we have observed since we read about this interesting fact. Also, I have spotted several Bluebirds here. I have never before seen these little birds which are - bright blue! Every time I see one I need to sing "Zip a Dee Doo Dah"!
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI