Reedville Cruise August 21, 2022

In an earlier post we described our car trip to Reedvillle and the Maritime Museum. On this cruise we wanted to see it by boat. Also we needed a good 3-4 hour run to exercise the propulsion systems and clean the bottom.

Lot to describe here … soon

Photo Gallery:

  • Gaysie To Reedville

  • 1902 Smoke Stack

  • Menhaden Fleet

  • Purse Sein Boats

Corotoman River and the Merry Point Ferry August 5, 2022

The Corotoman is a tributary of the Rappahannock just past thhe creek that leads to Tides Inn and Irvington. It is referred to in guides as having significantly more wilderness that most of the other “Rivah” areas. This proved to be true, especially after passing Merry Point.

Merry Point Ferry is a cable ferry. The cable can be seen in the closeup phot by zooming. Katy will add more about the history of the Merry Point Ferry and area in general.

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Kayaking Around Regatta Point and Stingray Point

We were able to transport our Hobie Lynx pedaling kayaks down to the marina in the Yukon, one at a time. A truck would have been nice. We splashed them the next week to explore our immediate surroundings. We made three trips.

Continue…

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Deltaville Maritime Museum, July 2022

Describe trip…

Captain John of the F.D. Crockett. An historic buy boat of the Chesapeake. Captain John gave me a brief description of the local creeks from the Piankatank up to the Wicomoco (VA) River up at Reedville. More later…

Gallery of photos, more to come:

Portsmouth, VA June 2022

We spent two nights in Portsmouth at the Tidewater Yacht Marina. We had a great time walking around both Portsmouth and the more familiar to us, Norfolk.

More later…..

Here is the full photo gallery

Yorktown Battlefield Hike June 2022

We walked from the boat, along the waterfront. There is a trail up to the visitor center that is quite rustic and nice. Much more interesting than the paved route.

Here are some photos, more later.

Yorktown Cruise June 2022

Our first destination cruise with Gaysie took place June 6, 2022. We wanted an interesting destination a couple of hours away. The criteria included good walking and historical significance. Also, we needed to test the Sea Keeper 6 system that was recalibrated by Shane. It worked perfectly.

We passed two lighthouses. Then tied up alongside the Yorktown Riverwalk Landing Marina. It was as advertised.

Rappahannock Sea Trial May 4, 2022

After a few docking and maneuvering exercises at or slip at the Regatta Point Marina, we put on fuel at the Norview Fuel Dock. We headed out into the sunshine over the Rappahannock River to get Gaysie up to wide open throttle. Shane wanted to take the helm for the first few minutes of the exercise. Here are a couple of videos of the trial:

At Cruise Speed, about 23 kts

Annapolis to Deltaville May 4, 2022

Katy and I received our initial training on Gaysie at the Hinckley dock in Annapolis. After delivery, Gaysie was commissioned at nearby in Whitehall, then brought to the Hinckley Sales Office dock by Shane Dowsland. He is our trainer, and an excellent trainer to be sure. We covered an amazing amount of material in three days. Jon Bullock, Sales Director in Annapolis made every aspect of our stay there great. Because weather was getting worse over the week, Shane volunteered to use day three of our training to cruise down to Deltaville with us. Here is Shane as we are departing for Deltaville. Photo by Jon Bullock.

As it turned out, the visibility kept declining. As a result, we got an hour or so of 1/10-1/2 mile visibility. This gave us good radar experience. I have a pretty good radar background, but Shane from Maine lives in the fog much of the year. We learned some really great low visibility practical lessons from him on this cruise. We broke out of the fog with about 30 minutes to go. So, not many photos, but this is what I shot: