May 11, 2015

May 10, 2015  Day 170 South for Winter
Whitehouse Cove Marina
Poquoson, VA

We left Waterside early Friday with the help of a Gold Looper who helped us cast off.  We had a fairly short, calm ride to Cobb’s Marina in Little Creek. 

Our daughter, Kari and son-in-law, Robert picked us up for lunch, and then we did a little provisioning before going to their home in time to greet our grandchildren who were coming home from school.  It was so good to see them again!  We stayed for dinner and had a great evening.

Saturday included doing some boat chores, positioning Kari’s car in Poquoson, attending Nathan’s soccer game, and going out for dinner with everyone.

Sunday was Mother’s Day and we were happy to have them all (including their dog, Lottie) join us on our cruise to Poquoson.  We did not have the best conditions – but did ok with about two footers mostly on the beam.  Just a little choppy, but we all had fun. Bill had each of the grandchildren take turns at the helm, and that made their day.  Bill’s brother Bob was here to greet us and catch our lines, as we returned from our “South for the Winter” journey.

Our plan is to remain here for about three weeks and get some work done on the boat, take care of Dr. appointments, and visit friends and family.  We will begin a new section of the blog in June when we depart. We plan to go out the Erie Canal, the Thousand Islands, back down the Erie Canal, down the Hudson and out in the Long Island Sound, returning to Poquoson in October.