After a decent breakfast of Sausage Egg and Cheese sandwiches we hauled the muddy chain and anchor and slowly motor-sailed out of the Piankatank before the weather changed.
Edward and I got down to Santosha on Wednesday evening to get a couple of chores done before the trip, oil change fueling up etc… There is always a great sense of anticipation, that I love, arriving the night before a long trip and this would be our longest afloat.
Our plan was to sail and troll for Rockfish down the Rappahannock and anchor at Little Bay or Fishing Bay for the first night about a 25 km run. In fact we were not planning on setting foot on dry land for the entire trip.
After a wonderful few days in Fleets Bay it was time to roll back up the Rappahannock to the slip in Urbanna.
After taking Mojo on a quick walk and making some coffee we cast off at 730am. I wanted to get an early start as the trip would be 6 hours and we had to clean the boat and get back to Richmond for work the following day.
I was hoping to get some sailing in as we left the protection of Indian Creek.
Its been too long, so here is a trip that I plan on repeating this year!
After leaving Little Bay we sailed the four and a half miles North to Indian Creek and the Chesapeake Boat Basin. Its an easy run and Indian Creek is very well marked and very pretty.
I stayed there before when my Dad and I sailed here. It’s a great little Marina, very dog friendly, reasonably priced, and in a great location.
Took a couple of days off last week so that we could get out on the water one last time before the kids went back to school.
This is a repost from the most excellent Keep Turning Left blog in the UK by Dylan Winter. Dylan has some of the best sailing videos on the web, as long as you love gunk holing. Growing up sailing in the UK planning around the tides is second nature and I still try to do it on the Chesapeake although the tides are minuscule by comparison.
Enjoy and check out his blog.