Saturday, May 10, 2014

Onancock - at the town dock

We're the second boat, very secure docks. That's Johnny Mo's restaurant to the right
Onancock is a small town but has the look of a typical New England town with its white houses and black shutters along with neatly kept lawns. It's a nice town to walk through. This morning we took advantage of the Farmers' Market which is held every Saturday morning and Ann stocked up on fresh vegetables, the rarest of commodities when cruising. Next door was a bakery so we bought donuts and pastries for our early departure Sunday morning.

These guys were going all day Friday, pounding in pilings with the attachment
Unfortunately, there's no supermarket within walking distance so we're still short of grapefruit. Ann got a call today from John Kwak, another member of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club, and he's in Solomons after renting a car to explore Washington, D.C. We plan on reaching Solomons on Sunday afternoon and we'll join up with John there. On Monday, both of us will continue our trip north.

Today was a day of rain and storms with small craft advisories issued by the Coast Guard. Most cruisers are holed up waiting for  better weather - of which we are one. We've never found the Chesapeake particularity inviting, perhaps it's since we seem to hit at at the wrong time of the year.We'll shove off around 7:00, it's 54 miles to Solomons, a long day.


Unknown said...

Ann & Bob,
We already love your blog and we haven't even had a chance to explore the side links!
Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I