Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fishing Bay YC at Deltaville - at a free dock

The back side of the yacht club, facing the river
 For once reality met the forecast and they agreed! The water was smooth and the winds light out of the south so we headed north. We chose our usual first stop up the Chesapeake at the Fishing Bay YC. They offer a free dock for one night to any recognized yacht club and Poughkeepsie YC is one of those clubs. With the free dock comes electric and water as well as the use of the showers and heads and a place to walk Hoolie. They also have 15 Mbps WiFi for free, what's not to like?

Across the Atlantic and back - want to come?
The last time we here, we talked to one of the members who was planning to sail across the Atlantic in a rather small sailboat (pictured) and was proud of the fact that he did not have a motor - and furthermore - didn't want one. You can't even stand up in his boat, benches only, a traditionalist I guess. Well, he made the trip across the Atlantic successfully, was dismasted once and then returned, all in one piece. He had a crew of one for a total of two on board. Now I heard that he's going off again, this time to the Caribbean and back. The other members seem to think he's very good at sailing but I wouldn't want to go with him!

In full bloom down here
This is our fourth year of return visits so we know the dockmaster and he recognized the boat so we never have a problem coming in for a stay. If you do want to stay an extra day it's $1.50/ft. The yacht club has both a north and south exposure to water, rather unique. It's just a gorgeous place.

What a great day! (and priced right...)
We'll be here for just one day and on Friday head out for Onancock and a dinner at Johnny Mo's Dockside restaurant, our favorite restaurant in the Chesapeake. The marina there was just renovated last year and we'll probably stay two days since Saturday is not predicted to be very good with high winds and 2 to 3 ft waves, not good for the Chesapeake.