5 Oct 2008, On to Reedville VA, 37 50.37 N/ 076 16.85 W
We left Solomon's at 0715 ET with light
SE winds. At 0845, the winds increased to SE@15-20 kts. We raised the
jib and 'jigger' but we were pinching and getting he heck beat out of
us. So we turned around like the fair weather sailors that we were.
However, at 0950 we received the latest weather report which indicated
that the wind would back to the east today but veer to the south
tomorrow. Fortunately, the wind was already heading for the east so we
turned around again. It still was not very comfortable, especially as
the wind died and the sea did not ease. We used the motor much of the
day. We entered the Great Wicomico at 1550 ET and headed up the
Cockrell Creek to Reedville. Anchor went down at 1650 ET with one other
boat anchored near the Crazy Crab restaurant. Several of the locals
came by to say 'hi' and tell us we should anchor on the 'good' side of
the creek. We told them we would check it out the next day.
We got up at 0710 ET and proceeded to debug the 'toy'
(chartplotter) as it was failing pretty routinely. While Bob was
working on the 'toy' he broke his 12 volt outlet board. Needless to say
he was not very happy. He managed to repair the board but another day
would decide whether he fixed the toy. Later, we headed for the Crazy
Crab for lunch (very good) and then explored the town. Part of the
exploration was at the local ice cream store. Then we hopped into the
dinghy to explore the 'good' side of the creek as we had promsed. There
we met Dave working on his sailboat. He told us of the 5,000 sq ft
house that was for sale next to him. Hmmm. No, not now.
The night was calm and the sunset
quite brilliant as we contemplated the victory of the Washington
Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles (American football). Ann is
crazy about football and her 'Skins'. We readied the boat for
tomorrow's departure to Norfolk, weather permitting. Forecast is OK but