Sunrise goodbye to Great Wicomico

Sunrise goodbye to Great Wicomico

As promised, Jim from Ampro visited Ferrity last Monday afternoon. Listening to the symptoms and then landing an experienced eye, nose, and feel on the oil, Jim suspected fuel dilution and recommended an engine oil analysis.

Oil analysis confirmed suspicion, fuel pump ordered, and Jim installed on Saturday morning. A big thank you to Jim of Ampro.

After seven nights and several hundred dollars, it was time to say goodbye to Reedville. Settled dockage with Charles at The Crazy Crab Saturday evening and finished with salad and fudge brownie sundae.

Sunday morning sunrise goodbye to Great Wicomico River.

Great Wicomico sunrise

 

Exploring Reedville

Exploring Reedville

Visited the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum yesterday afternoon. Learned about the menhaden fishery and industry. According to the museum, Reedville is the second largest port for the landing of commercial fish; Kodiak Alaska is first. Is well worth the visit.

Ate dinner at The Crazy Crab last evening. Because we are in the off-season, it is only open Friday evening, then Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8. The crabmeat stuffed portobello hit the spot almost as much as the rum and coke. Several diners sat outside under the canopy with propane heaters.

Explored Belhaven from one end to the other – few blocks today. Found two more eateries. Chitterchats Ice Cream Parlor which was closed for the season, and Tommy’s Steak and Seafood which opened on a schedule similar to The Crazy Crab.

A few homes were decorated for Halloween. Air-inflated monsters of several varieties infested one haunted house.

At the far end of main street, an old gas station had been converted to a tire shop.

Also no noise, wakes, or sky pollution. Clearest night skies that I’ve seen since the prairie.

Anchored Mill Creek (Reedville, VA)

Anchored Mill Creek (Reedville, VA)

Just hunkered down in Mill Creek (below Reedville, VA). Great sailing for several hours today, but the fading wind, arriving rain, and forecast suggested finding a safe harbor for the next 36-48 hours.

For those who wish to follow vicariously but not nefariously, this link “should” launch a map. The track displays when I remember to activate/charge my Garmin inReach. IF it works! (Garmin, FB, legacy DeLorme amalgamation.)

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