Thursday, May 16, 2013

Onancock - at a dock under construction

Fixed docks, lots of construction around - better in the future I hope
Onancock is on the other side of the Chesapeake, on the eastern shore, due north almost from Cape Charles. By going to Onancock it's possible to avoid crossing the mouth of the Potomac River which always seems to be rough. Today we were traveling as fast as we could to beat the developing storms coming in from the west - and we succeeded. After arriving we had some high winds but the worst of the storms missed us.

The Onancock docks are undergoing reconstruction as the town is trying to improve their dockage area. Although the docks are very secure, the main reason for stopping here is Mallards, a great local restaurant. If you are ever anywhere close to Onancock, VA I would urge you to have a meal there, either lunch or dinner. The preparation is superb and everything is absolutely fresh.

We celebrate the good time we had visiting with the Bunches by having dinner at Mallards
Don and Liz Bunch leave us today as we head to Solomons Friday morning. They'll spend a few more days in the Chesapeake before turning back south. We all treated ourselves to a dinner at Mallards as celebration, just great food!

We are now officially on our homeward stretch and hope to be on the move everyday from here on out. The weather looks good for a change, at least until we reach Chesapeake City and then we'll take another assessment. The trip up the New Jersey coast is always uncertain.