Homeward Bound

Victory Lap Week 7/8

Monday May 16, decided to stay another day at Safe Harbor Bluewater Marina, as the weather forecast today is stormy.

There was a diver in the water, working on the boat next to us. Dan inquired if he could check our zincs. Zincs are sacrificial anodes that degrade to prevent degradation of other metal boat parts under water, by oxidizing quicker than the metal it is protecting. Ours are mounted on the propeller, bow thruster and on the strut between the keel and rudder. Two zincs were replaced, they last about a year.

Top is a new zinc, bottom is the old one.

11 days to go.

Tuesday May 17, departed Bluewater Marina by 7:40am, destination Deltaville.

Dan and Bob

Dan and The Man! Bob Sherer, Editor of The Waterway Guide, aka Bob423. We provided him with directions, to the laundry at the marina! His sailboat s/v Fleetwing is a Beneteau 423, hence the nickname.

For dinner we had pizza with Ty and Brandie along with Rosemary, Mark and joined by their friends Jill and James on m/v Alvin James.

10 days to go.

Wednesday May 18, laundry day then dinner with Ty and Brandie. We purchased steaks and grilled them at the Marina.

9 days to go.

Thursday May 19, departed Deltaville by 7:00am heading north on the Chesapeake. Destination Herrington Harbor to meet up with old acquaintances.

Point No Point Lighthouse
Long line at the Porta-Potty!

We anchored near the Fairhaven Cliffs at 7:30pm for the night, and tomorrow we’ll go up river a couple miles to Town Point Marina for a few days. The marinas closer to town, restaurants and shops were all full.

8 days to go.

Friday May 20, arrived at Town Point Marina around noon. A few boat projects were completed then just hung out on the boat all day. This marina is about 5 miles from the town here. There are no restaurants or stores within walking distance. They don’t get many transient boats.

7 days to go.

Saturday May 21, we stopped in this area to reconnect with Rick and Mei on s/v Mei Hua. We had followed them on Instagram since we first met in Morro Bay, CA in May of 2020. Their boat will remain here on the hard while they fly home to Colorado. Rick, Mei and Dave, Rick’s high school friend, picked us up by car, first stop was The Boathouse for happy hour. There was fabulous entertainment playing, the Borderline Blues Band. Later the 5 of us stopped by their marina to sample homemade wine from boat neighbors. There we met again Dan and Lori, s/v Bebe, whom we previously met at Shelter Bay Marina in Panama, January 2020. For dinner Rick, Mei, Dave, Dan and I went to Happy Harbor Restaurant. It was a great day!

6 days to go.

Sunday May 22, Mac McDermind stopped by to say hello, s/v Hamba Kahla an IP37, also a follower of this blog! While he was with us our friend John and Joy came by. They are on their way home from Jacksonville, FL after racing in Thistle Nationals. John and Joy sailed with us, bashing up the west coast, in 2020 from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco, CA.

Dan, Me and Mac

John, Joy, Dan and I had dinner at Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar during a severe thunderstorm with torrential rain. They spent the night on Trance.

5 days to go.

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