Over the two week period, 10 CCYC boats sailed south, 7 all the way to Norfolk. We started at the CCYC Summer Stock Raft-up and ended at the CCYC Blue Moon Raft-up, with a whole lot of fun in between.
The flotilla consisted of:
Sunday, June 17, in Dun Cove, after the Shaw Bay raft-up. The first of 14 Happy Hours.
Monday, June 18, we head from Dun Cove to Solomons. As Troubador shows, there was no wind and everyone ended up motoring.
After we arrived in Solomons, we had a cookout arranged by Dave & Lois Zonderman (Walkabout) and Dave & Pat Marchant (Illumination).
Dan, John, Betty and Lucia say it's time to start grilling.
Ed, Roy, Rod, Pat, Marian and Elizabeth start the other grill
Lucia, Connie and Betty wait for the cooks
Ed, Rod, Philip, Roy, Diane and Marian talk shop
Tuesday, June 19, we spent another day in Solomons and decided to have dinner at Stoney's Kingfisher Restaurant.
Wednesday, June 20, we left Solomons and headed for the Great Wicomoco River. There was plenty of wind so when we reached the river, we anchored separately. Shown here are Ayewash, Ragtime, Walkabout, Delos and Lucia.
In route, Troubador's packing nut failed and they started taking on water. Luckily, Sea Rescue was able to take them in tow in time, with Pekabu as escort. Troubador spent the night in Reedville for repairs.
Ragtime, Delos, Walkabout and Mugwhump
Ragtime, Delos, Walkabout and Lucia
Andiamo and Mugwhump
Pekabu (after arriving from Reedville), Brunelle and Ragtime
Brunelle, Ayewash and Ragtime
Walkabout, Delos and Lucia
Thursday, June 21, Lucia flys their kite as we leave the Great Wicomoco River and head for the Rappahannock River and the Tides Inn.
Brunelle approaching the Route 3 Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River.
The fleet tied up at the dock.
We kinda took over the dock.
Pekabu and Andiamo in the foreground
Ayewash and Walkabout in the foreground
We had dinner at the Tides Inn
View of the dock from the restaurant
Dan's Happy Birthday dessert
Friday, June 22, Lucia and Walkabout had to leave the flotilla and head home. The rest of us decided to spend another night at the Tides Inn, but had to move to a different dock with, as it turned out, rather shallow slips. Dan, is it considered running aground if you're trying to get into your slip?
With everyone set, we had Happy Hour and a dinner cookout.
Saturday, June 23, we head down the Rappahannock River on our way to the York River and Yorktown.
Ayewash and Troubador tied up at the Yorktown waterfront
Delos, Mugwhump, Andiamo, a Hunter (!), Pekabu, Ragtime and Brunelle
Andiamo, Mugwhump and Delos
The beach next to the marina
The Yorktown Waterfront
Sunday, June 24, we leave Yorktown and head to Norfolk. Brunelle left the flotilla and headed home. Several times, dolphins came near the boats.
Ragtime, Mugwhump, Pekabu and Troubador tied up at the Watersides Marina in Norfolk.
Andiamo and Ayewash at the marina
Delos, with Ragtime, Mugwhump, Pekabu and Troubador
Joe giving Delos a wash-down
After spending two nights in Norfolk, the flotilla left Norfolk on Tuesday, June 26. Ragtime leads the way.
Andiamo passing Wolf Trap lighthouse