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Southbound – a pause

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 🙂


  1. Thanks!


    October 18, 2013
  2. Sorry to hear you need a new alternator, but glad you’re getting her repaired. While you’re there, dinghy across Jackson Creek to the rancher with the white glass-enclosed room and a dinghy dock. It’s the home of Bill and Mary Crump. They are lovely people and have great stories to share. They had us in for wine and cheese and crackers and a wonderful visit and invited us to stop back on the way home. They are retired, but he is a sailing instructor for the ASA. Tell them we sent you!


    October 18, 2013

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