Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hampton - at a dock

Early morning at Fishing Bay YC
There were races scheduled for today at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club so we left early to avoid the fleet. The day was marvelous, blue skies, light wind, no waves. We headed south and the autopilot did all the work.

Gordon and Buddy from the Beneteau 423 forum I own invited us our for dinner and even loaded us a car to use for our stay in Hampton. He has a condo at salt pond in Hampton right next to his marina, very convenient and the condo is top notch as was the dinner tonight. Both Gordon and Buddy also own Beneteau 423's so we had lots to talk about. Gordon and Eta are due to make their first trip down the ICW starting October 15 so they will be follow us down the ditch.

At Downtown Hampton Public Piers - notice the half length fingers, tricky docking
We are settling in for the next few days for laundry and general provisioning with a lot of boat cleaning, it's due. With the generosity of the loaner car, we'll explore the area too. We look to stay here for the next four days, at $0.75/ft it's not hard to take.