Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cape May,NJ To Ventnor City,NJ

0615 Depart Cape May. 1130 Ran aground and received a tow to deep water. 1330 Anchored at Ventnor City. 67 Degs and mostly cloudy. Cruised 43 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, May 30, 2008

Chesapeake City,MD To Cape May,NJ

0515 Departed city dock. Ran 13 miles on the C&D Canal and 56 miles across Delaware Bay. 1445 Arrived at Cape May,NJ. Anchored on Sunset Lake. 71 degs and sunny. Cruised 75 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Solomon's,MD To Chesapeake City,MD

We stayed in Annapolis on Wednesday and did some sightseeing, and met some boaters that we had met in Florida. 0530 Departed Solomon's anchorage. 1345 Arrived Chesapeake City city dock. Toured Army Corps of Engineers museum. Sunny and 80 degs. Cruised 58 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Solomon's,MD To Annapolis,MD

We spent Friday thru Monday at Solomon, MD. We did some sightseeing and visited with some special friends that we met and have been boating with.
Tuesday departed Solomon's anchorage at 0525. 1225 arrived Annapolis anchorage on Back Creek. Walk to grocery store. Partly sunny and 84 degs. cruised 55 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prentice Creek,Ditchley,VA to Solomon's, MD

0522 Departed Prentice Creek anchorage.
1245 Arrived Solomon's,MD. Anchored on back Creek. 68 Degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 52 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ampro Shipyard To Ditchley,VA, 60 Miles East Of Richmond,VA

Monday afternoon,all day Tuesday, and Wednesday morning had cooling problem repaired.
1235 Departed Ampro Shipyard. 1550 Arrived Prentice Creek anchorage near Ditchley, VA. 66 degs and partly sunny with afternoon thundershowers. Cruised 24 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hampton, VA To 55 Miles East of Richmond, VA

0526 Depart Hampton anchorage. Underway until engine cooling problem at 1100. Towed for 3.5 hours to Ampro Shipyard, Irvington, VA, 55 miles east of Richmond, VA. Mike the mechanic will check the engine at 0730 on Tuesday. Sunny and 68 degs. Underway and towed 58 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Deep Creek, VA To Hampton, VA

0925 Depart Deep Creek Lock. Passed battleship USS Wisconsin and many military vessels. 1306 arrived Hampton, VA anchorage on the Hampton River. Sunny and 70 degs. Cruised 26 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Friday, May 16, 2008

Elizabeth City, NC To Deep Creek, VA, 10 Miles South Of Norfolk, VA

0715 Depart Elizabeth City dock. 1100 lockage at South Mills Lock. Raised 12 feet to the level of the Dismal Swamp Cannel. Two hour delay at the visitors center while the Corps Of Engineers removed a truck from the cannel that ran off the road Thursday night. Shopped and had cake because it is Tourist Week. 1645 arrived at Elizabeth's dock at Deep Creek, VA. 81 degs and mostly cloudy with light rain in AM. Sunny in PM. Cruised 40 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

70 Miles South Of Norfolk, VA To Elizabeth City, NC

Midnight Wednesday moved to anchorage on the Alligator River to avoid some of the wind.
Thursday 0555 departed anchorage. Anchored on Albemarle Sound for two hours in 3 to 4 foot waves to work on engine cooling problem.
1235 arrived Elizabeth City, NC city dock. 3 mile walk to grocery store. 1630 Wine, cheese and roses for the lady's reception hosted by the mayor and some long time city boaters. Sunny and a high temp of 79 degs. Cruised 39 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oriental, NC To 70 Miles South Of Norfolk, VA

0535 Depart anchorage on Greens Creek. 1744 Arrived anchorage near highway 64, 70 miles south of Norfolk. Mostly sunny with a high temp of 79 degs. Cruised 94 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Saturday 20 minute bike ride to church. Sunday and Monday at Oriental City Dock. Many boats waiting with us for the wind to subside. Oriental has a population of 1000 people and 3000 boats. There are 20 people here that have circumnavigated the world and one person did it with no instruments, not even a compass. There is a harbor web camera so the locals can tell who is at the city dock. A lot of people came down to visit, even some former Plover,WI residents. The local news reporter did a interview
with us on Monday.
Tuesday departed the city dock and cruised for two hours but came back and anchored at Greens Creek due to the wind. High temp's between 67 & 72 degs and 46 for a low Tuesday. Days have been mostly sunny and 1.30 inches during a thunderstorm Sunday evening.
Joe & Arvilla

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spooner's Creek To Oriental, NC

Friday at Spooner's Creek due to high wind.
Saturday departed anchorage 0635. Arrived Oriental,NC City Dock at 1140. 85 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 30 miles. Check distance to church and shop at West Marine with bike.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jacksonville, NC To Morehead City, NC

0624 Depart Mile Hammock Bay. 1123 Arrive Spooner's Creek, 3 miles west of Morehead City, NC. 74 Degs and partly cloudy. Cruised 36 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Carolina Beach, NC To 15 Miles Southeast of Jacksonville,NC

0935 Departed Carolina Beach State Park after one hour walk. 1715 Arrived Mile Hammock Bay. 77 Degs and sunny all day. Cruised 52 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Monday, May 5, 2008

Carolina Beach,NC State Park

In port today. Clean boat. Go shopping. Clean Boat. Repair bike tire. Clean boat.
73 degs and mostly cloudy with light rain late afternoon.
Joe & Arvilla

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dutchmans Creek To Carolina Beach State Park

0623 departed Dutchmans Creek anchorage. 0800 Arrived Carolina Beach State Park. 45 minute bike ride to church,laundry, and shopping. Visit with Looper friends from Connecticut. Light rain early then sunny and 79 degs. Cruised 13 miles.
Joe& Arvilla

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Waccamaw River To 20 Miles South Of Wilmington,NC

0625 Departed anchorage on the Waccamaw River. 1545 Arrived anchorage on Dutchman's Creek, 20 miles south of Wilmington, NC. 76 degs and mostly sunny. Cruised 68 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Georgetown To 10 West Of Myrtle Beach

0700 Friday Depart Minim Creek anchorage. 0900 Arrive Georgetown for diesel, shopping, and visit with Minnesota friends. Arrive anchorage Friday on the Waccamaw River, 10 miles west of Myrtle Beach. Sunny and 79 degs for high temp. cruised 45 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Charleston, SC To 10 Miles SE Of Georgetown, SC

0626 Dept Charleston anchorage. Overnight low temp was 57 degs. 1400 arrive Minim Creek anchorage, 10 miles SE of Georgetown,SC. Sunny and 72 degs high temp. Cruised 54 miles.
Joe & Arvilla

Video of Our Villa on the St. Croix River