Ahoy there, me hearties,
We made it! We did not however, sail at sunrise because it took it several hours to finally finish loading the Kingston Rover. We were up at 6am to see the sunrise and unfortunately, it was cloudy. That good old “Johney Luck” strikes again. Our dear neighbor, Ed came over and took photos of the 3, yes 3 excited travelers (Gary, myself and I guess, the not so excited cat, Mia).
The day was cold to start with, in the 30s and calm waters welcomed us in the creek. However, once we reached the Chesapeake Bay we faced rather large waves, bigger than we had planned for. We heard on the radio a few hours later that a “small craft advisory” had been issued. Humph, did the weather not know that the indomitable Johneys were sailing today and that we had a very valuable passenger, a cat who is prone to motion sickness. Luckily for us, the cat neither ate, drank or used her litter tray all day. We had one scary moment when we looked up from inside the boat to see the cat walking around the outside of the boat. I crept out quietly not wanting to scare her and as I went one way she went the other. I managed to put the leash on her and get her back in the boat without her attempting to learn quickly how to swim.
We saw something on the Bay today that we have never seen on the Bay before – a brown pelican. In fact, we saw 2 or maybe just the same one twice.
The boat traveled well and we managed to anchor without Gary yelling at me and me yelling back. So, all in all a good time was had by all.
We spent an uneventful night in Back Creek near Solomon's Island, Maryland.
We plan to rise at 6am again tomorrow. Maybe we will be lucky and have a clear morning with a beautiful sunrise. I have ordered it so let's wait and see.
So, good night from the Johneys.
November 5th, 2012.