June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014  Day 49  Chesapeake Bay!
At Anchor
Piankatank River, VA

Our month long stay in Poquoson was filled with many get-togethers with family and friends, several medical appointments, getting the dinghy motor repaired, cleaning the boat, and spending a week long road trip to Illinois to visit Joyce’s family.  It went by quickly and we enjoyed every day! We even hosted a birthday party for Bill’s brother Bob on June 7 and had 24 people on the boat and the dock. 
Sailing school for the little ones

We have officially begun our summer on the Chesapeake Bay.  We departed Whitehouse Cove Marina in Poquoson, VA at 10:15 this morning and headed north up the Bay to a peaceful anchorage on the beautiful Piankatank River.  We followed the river a few miles, winding back and forth to stay in the narrow channel. We crossed under the bridge (which we have driven over many times!) and anchored near a small island at 4:10pm.  Our ride today was sunny and pleasant with only a light chop on the bay. We enjoyed seeing a “fleet” of tiny sailboats, each sailed by a child probably 7 or 8 years old.  They were in a sailing class and it was fun to see them.

Our anchorage on the Piankatank
Today is Father’s Day and Bill enjoyed having waffles for breakfast. Bill’s gift was a new waffle iron (the 3rd one in 44 years – and the first one that has worked perfectly with no sticking!!).  We declared that a success!

We cooked dinner on the grill, talked to our kids, and had a quiet evening.  We are not sure where (or if) we will go tomorrow!