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Oriental, NC to Colonial Beach, VA Buddy Boat Trip

After an inauspicious beginning (late getting out of the yard), jobrantley on his new to him Dana 24 and I are making good progress on our second full day underway. Jon is a first time boat owner, with some crewing experience, and has done well singlehanding his new boat. Wind of course, is right on our nose, but since we have a schedule (ugh) to meet, we would be motoring anyway. May get in some sailing once to the Chessie, but who knows.

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Schedule, Cruisers don't have schedules. Unless you are trying to get there before all the Labor Day grog is gone
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Unfortunately, he has a plane flight to catch on the 6th. So we reluctanly have a schedule.

Crossing the Ablemarle Sound, heading north

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Hey John...try the 32oz prime cut at Coinjock tonite! That'll hold you for a week.
Actually the restaurant at the marina to your starboard is good. Save room for the deep dish fresh fruit pie a la mode!! (G)
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Do they serve that Prime Rib with fresh horseradish?

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Coinjock, NC to Portsmouth, VA

Very long and tiring day, fighting wind and seas up from Coinjock, with the prerequiste holiday powerboat parade streaming by. The Prime Rib at Coinjock, was good though, and served with fresh horseradish. We're now anchored at Hospital Point, and it's quite crowded, with some scary looking scope on a few of the boats. Wish we had had more time and could have made it to Willoughby Bay, lots more room there.

Hopefully we'll make Fishing Bay near Deltaville tomorrow, then one more day to the Potomoc, and a short day to Colonial Beach.

Currently at 36 50 40 N 76 18 02 W

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Hey John...great that you made it that far today. You have another long one ahead of you tomorrow but I lleast the wind will go light and swing around east in the afternoon so you may be able to sail a bit...it is almost a due north course to Deltaville. Glad you enjoyed the restaurant! Have fun!!
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Glad you made it across Currituck. It is flat piping down here on the Albemarle this evening, ENE. Like Cam says, E tomorrow, and hopefully SE, although light air on Monday. Although you guys can probably make it to Deltaville, if the bay is still a little lumpy tomorrow, you may consider Hampton, besides the afore mentioned Willouhby. Nice little hole in the wall, Hampton. Although you have your card, the the whole downtown and waterfront is WIFI. Tie up close to the Raddison. Give you time to see Pier 12 and 14. Not sure whats there right now. Maybe the GW and the TR. Anyway, welcome to MILE ZERO.
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There are 20 or 30 boats in Fishing Bay now. I am sitting on the dock at FBYC, N37 32.639 W76 19.962.

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Very long and tiring day, fighting wind and seas up from Coinjock, with the prerequiste holiday powerboat parade streaming by. The Prime Rib at Coinjock, was good though, and served with fresh horseradish. We're now anchored at Hospital Point, and it's quite crowded, with some scary looking scope on a few of the boats. Wish we had had more time and could have made it to Willoughby Bay, lots more room there.

Hopefully we'll make Fishing Bay near Deltaville tomorrow, then one more day to the Potomoc, and a short day to Colonial Beach.

Currently at 36 50 40 N 76 18 02 W
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Portsmouth, VA to Fishing Bay

Getting an early start, we upped anchor at 6:30 and headed for the trip north up the Chesepeake. Had couple of barges and container ships to deal with, but otherwise we were the first out. Once into Hampton Roads we met 4 foot seas and head winds, which were soon compounded by the overtaking container ship wake. Jon experienced his first "oh sh*t" moment as he bounced around like a rubber duck in the confused seas. At one point I actually saw the forefoot of his keel. Once into the bay proper though, things steady out a bit and the day went by quickly as we made good time. Jon's second "oh sh*t" moment came later, when he almost went into 2 foot of water. Since this is part delivery, and part learning experience, I let him lead for the day. Except for that one moment, he did a fine job of getting us to our anchorage for the night.

Currently at 37 32 11 N 76 20 11 W

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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