After making good time coming down the Bay to Ingram Bay south of the Potomac, we needed to make a stop to assess a battery charging issue in Deltaville. The run from Ingram Bay to Deltaville, that was supposed to be a quick 22nm, became a hard slog directly into a 15-20kt wind and 3-4ft seas. We arrived and dropped anchor in Jackson Creek after re-fueling and off-loading crew’s gear, then made a visit to the Boatyard office to arrange for a service tech to look at the problem. Next morning, now Friday, when I was planning to sail to Hampton, I moved the boat to the Boatyard dock and met with the service tech – outcome is a new alternator, so I’m here maybe till early next week to complete that work.
To make lemonade out of lemons – got a hot shower, did my laundry, and am typing this in a very comfortable boater’s lounge – all for the small sum of $11. Ursula, who crewed from Annapolis, has her boat here for repairs, and provides shore-side support -THANKS!
The sun is shining, Valinor is safely docked and all’s good. The nice thing about this adventure is the almost total lack of schedule.
All in all not a bad outcome 🙂