Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hampton - at a dock

A favorite place for sunrise and sunset for many of the locals - I can see why
Today was provisioning day at the nearest Walmart. Virtually all of the Walmarts nowadays are Supercenters. Unless you're so rich that you don't care about prices, you'll  do a lot of business with Walmarts as you cruise up and down the ICW. It seems that in the last two years Walmart has upgraded their grocery selections to include just about everything you could buy at a supermarket where you would pay a higher price - unless it's on a major sale where there are still bargains to be had if you shop carefully.

This bridge was referred to as "filtering out the salboats" in going to the anchorage to the left
So now we're all fixed for the next leg of our trip that includes Barefoot Landing where we know the dockmaster there and he'll take us to the nearby Walmart for another provisioning trip.

We're hosting Gordon and Eta Johnson Wednesday night on our boat for a session on going down the ICW. It will be their first year down the ditch but then they've done a lot of bluewater sailing which we've haven't done in Fleetwing. We're just coastal sailors. We've chartered extensively in the BVI, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Martin but  have never taken Fleetwing there. I think Ann is preparing Chicken Cordon Bleu with a special appetizer and dessert, should be fun.