We explored the ins and outs of the river and made way into the northern end of Mobjack Bay. Late in the afternoon we headed back north and stopped in at the small Compass Marina at the village of Mobjack. I tied up for a short time and nice folks gave me directions to an anchorage further back upriver. The front passed without an appreciable increase in wind but the temperature steadily dropped. At sundown I dropped anchor, snapped these pictures and readied for the night.
It rained in the night. I awoke and sailed in the morning gray. More rain, colder. The sails started to dry and I decided to hauled out. As I was within ten minutes of being packed, it poured. Everything soaked and cold.
Annie is back at Winter Harbor under wraps and I am drying out canvas in the basement in Richmond. It is great to be in 'the sailin' way' again.
In 2006 we were sailing Papoose from Deltaville to the Outer Banks. Our first day out turned a bit rough by afternoon with 4 waves at Wolf Trap. We saw boats heading into Winter Harbor, but didn't know what was there.ReplyDelete
We went on and turned at the lighthouse into Mobjack Bay. Then went into Davis Creek which was quiet as a mill pond. Quite the contrast. Have not explored much else up there, but can't wait to hear about your travels.