ZippySails

Vessel Name: Zipporah
18 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
17 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
16 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
13 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
11 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
09 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
07 July 2019 | Newport, Rhode Island
06 July 2019 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
05 July 2019 | St Paul, Minnesota
04 July 2019 | Stillwater, Minnesota
30 June 2019 | Mahtomedi, Minnesota
28 June 2019 | Newport, Rhode Island
26 June 2019 | Newport, Rhode Island
25 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
25 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
22 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
21 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
21 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
20 June 2019 | St George, Bermuda
19 June 2019 | St George, Bermuda
Recent Blog Posts
18 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia

Thank God For The Pool!

Besides the low cost here in Deltaville there is a beautiful swimming pool. A saving grace because we got here and these waters have been invaded with jellyfish too. We always see them in Hampton but never here. I am not so fond of swimming with jellyfish especially when I can't really swim yet. Slow moving in a life jacket. But in the sweltering heat this week we closed up the boat, had it hauled out and got the van ready to go all this while taking alot of dips in the pool.

17 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia

What Happened To The Van

Having the van with us was a convenience of sorts but when we returned from Bermuda we were facing more time apart as some how we needed to get the van down to Deltaville with the boat. Not looking forward to Doug sailing and me driving we fell into an opportunity to have a fellow sailor drive it to Hampton and friends in Hampton drive it to Deltaville. What a blessing. This all made it possible for Doug and I to sail together. Some times there are nice surprises.

16 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia

Crazy Crab

Oh I wish I had a picture. Found one on the internet though. Today we watched a crab swim around our boat. Never have I seen a crab swim. He used just two of his claws like fins swimming with his body vertical. It was unbelievable how fast he could go. Actually I wish I had a taken a video!

13 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia

Hampton To Deltaville

One more day. We have one more sail up the Chesopeake Bay before we store the boat to do land lubber life until October. We are on our way to the very small town of Deltaville in the middle of ????? no where kind of. There is a very inexpensive little marina run by some great people. We are looking forward to swimming off the boat (in Hampton the river was pretty dirty and full of jellyfish).

11 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia

Relaxing In Hampton

Hampton, Virginia is a meeting ground for cruisers. There is a large marina there called Bluewater where alot of sailors stage for take off to and from the Caribbean each year. Some people end up parking there for the summer during hurricane season when you don't want to be in the Caribbean. We also have long time friends of Doug's we always drop in on. When our original plan was to sail to the Caribbean and keep going we never dreamed we would end up in Hampton so many times. So here we are again, and very up for spending time with friends, sleeping in and making new plans.

09 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia

A Passage After All

Two days and two nights of a downwind slide. How perfect was that. 20 kt winds blew us all the way down in record time. The waves were big at times but still felt safe for me to move from the cockpit to the bunk. It was unbelievably good for my soul and my mind. It's not often I am totally satisfied just staring out at the water for hours on end but that seemed to be just what the Dr ordered. The need to do a long distance sail that I missed from Bermuda felt satisfied too. Life is good

Thank God For The Pool!

18 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
Mary
Besides the low cost here in Deltaville there is a beautiful swimming pool. A saving grace because we got here and these waters have been invaded with jellyfish too. We always see them in Hampton but never here. I am not so fond of swimming with jellyfish especially when I can't really swim yet. Slow moving in a life jacket. But in the sweltering heat this week we closed up the boat, had it hauled out and got the van ready to go all this while taking alot of dips in the pool.

What Happened To The Van

17 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
Mary
Having the van with us was a convenience of sorts but when we returned from Bermuda we were facing more time apart as some how we needed to get the van down to Deltaville with the boat. Not looking forward to Doug sailing and me driving we fell into an opportunity to have a fellow sailor drive it to Hampton and friends in Hampton drive it to Deltaville. What a blessing. This all made it possible for Doug and I to sail together. Some times there are nice surprises.

Crazy Crab

16 July 2019 | Deltaville, Virginia
Mary
Oh I wish I had a picture. Found one on the internet though. Today we watched a crab swim around our boat. Never have I seen a crab swim. He used just two of his claws like fins swimming with his body vertical. It was unbelievable how fast he could go. Actually I wish I had a taken a video!

Hampton To Deltaville

13 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
Mary
One more day. We have one more sail up the Chesopeake Bay before we store the boat to do land lubber life until October. We are on our way to the very small town of Deltaville in the middle of ????? no where kind of. There is a very inexpensive little marina run by some great people. We are looking forward to swimming off the boat (in Hampton the river was pretty dirty and full of jellyfish).

Relaxing In Hampton

11 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
Mary
Hampton, Virginia is a meeting ground for cruisers. There is a large marina there called Bluewater where alot of sailors stage for take off to and from the Caribbean each year. Some people end up parking there for the summer during hurricane season when you don't want to be in the Caribbean. We also have long time friends of Doug's we always drop in on. When our original plan was to sail to the Caribbean and keep going we never dreamed we would end up in Hampton so many times. So here we are again, and very up for spending time with friends, sleeping in and making new plans.

A Passage After All

09 July 2019 | Hampton, Virginia
Mary
Two days and two nights of a downwind slide. How perfect was that. 20 kt winds blew us all the way down in record time. The waves were big at times but still felt safe for me to move from the cockpit to the bunk. It was unbelievably good for my soul and my mind. It's not often I am totally satisfied just staring out at the water for hours on end but that seemed to be just what the Dr ordered. The need to do a long distance sail that I missed from Bermuda felt satisfied too. Life is good
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