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Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Southbound Day 3

We've never been to Mobjack Bay. It's time to correct that. There are four rivers that flow into the bay, and each has a number of well-regarded anchorages. I rolled the four-sided die and picked the Severn River.

The engine went on a 09:00, the anchor was up at 09:14, and we were off on 15 October.

The bay was FLAT. 1-2 knots of wind at most. There's no way to sail, but we can motor along at 7 knots without spilling the olives out of my martini.

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I spotted a mylar ballon, CA's sworn enemy. We diverted to slay it. And slay it she did.

The anchor went down in Bryant Bay at 37° 19.5000′N 076° 26.6830′W.

The bilge counter never budged from 1. (The morning anchor chain wash down.)

Tomorrow's 16-October weather is small craft advisory. Wind will be out of the S, so continuing on to Norfolk will mean bashing into the waves.

Tomorrow evening will bring serious showers and gusts into the 30 kt realm. It would be good to have a safe, stable anchorage.

How about a Jammie Play Day tomorrow? Maybe just lounge around the boat and do nothing. The wind won't be favorable. It's good to take a rest.


Attribute Value
Depart Piankatank River, 37°31.9916′N, 076°19.0201′W
Arrive Bryant Bay 37°19.5000′N 076°26.6830′W
Distance 27.1 nm
Time 5h 3m
Engine 5h 3m