We left the Rappahannock River with the planned destination of Norfolk VA. Norfolk is the start of the ICW (Inter coastal Waterway). Unfortunately the weather was bad with rough seas and rain.
We don’t usually see 5 or 6 commercial fisherman working the same area, but when we were leaving the Rappahanoock we were surprised to see 8 of them. It was raining so it was difficult to get good pictures.
We had to get fuel to continue so we pulled into Deltaville VA. When we got there the seas were very rough and it was pouring rain. So we decided to stop and put the anchor out.
As we were leaving the fuel dock and headed out Tam saw these Bald Eagles nesting not 150′ from the boat. She managed to get a couple of good shots before they took off.
After listening to the weather forecast we determined to stay put until Saturday. The forecast included heavy rain and winds of 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knots. That is to rough for us. Once the winds get to 20 knots with gusts over that we don’t take the risk. We are not in a hurry so it takes a little longer. We used the time to work on the Bimini/Dodger, change oil, and work on making a special mooring line. Working on the boat is a never ending project. But I have to admit I do enjoy it a lot.
We were up before sunrise so we could get a good day in.
We got a few good pictures of the sunrise today.
We want to reach the ICW today and anchor there for tonight to begin the official last leg to Florida. We are both excited to get past the cold. It was 37 degrees here this morning. Too cold for our likes.