Category Archives: Virginia

Blogs about traveling in Virginia.

On the Water Again

We returned to the Goose last Thursday; boy is it cold! Rich’s first job was to clean the fouled prop. The water was about 48 degrees and the captain was not happy to go swimming.

Rich in his wet suit with the new hookah.
Rich in his wet suit with the new hookah.

Dressed for the challenge, Rich heads to the water. He really could use some diving gloves. He was happy to report that the hookah worked great.

Hard at work cleaning the prop.
Hard at work cleaning the prop.

After only one day of sailing the starter failed to work and Rich had to replace it with our spare. We also discovered that the heater system won’t stay running; it has to be restarted almost every time. Oh well, it’s a boat and something has to be broken or life just wouldn’t be right.

 

Summer on the water or Maine again.

On the road again!
On the road again!

Once again we are attempting to go to Maine. We kidnapped a few grand-kids and we’re off to see the Wizard of Oz.

What does boredom look like?
What does boredom look like?
Swab them decks mates.
Swab them decks mates.

The kids hard at work getting the Goose ready to leave.

First sunset of the trip.
First sunset of the trip.

What a beautiful ending to the day.

Charlottesville VA

I’ve been interested in my family genealogy for some time. I was told by my cousin that I could join the Daughters of the Revolution because we  are descendants of a Patriot of the Revolutionary War.  His name was William Hamner. We stopped in Charlottesville so I could research some of my ancestors.

The Court House in Charlottesville
Abermarle County Court House in Charlottesville

Charlottesville turned out to be delightful. There is a walking mall in the center of the town with numerous shops and eateries. Just before leaving we stopped at The Pie Chest.

Photo by Lauren Stonestreet
Photo by Lauren Stonestreet

We shared a piece of Lemon Chess pie which was absolutely delicious.

 

First day on the boat.

It was so hot when we opened the boat. It has been in the 90’s and boat sure felt like it.

Snow Goose at the dock in Buzzard's Point Marina.
Snow Goose at the dock in Buzzard’s Point Marina.

After shopping for provisions, and cleaning the boat, the girls were ready for some R&R.

First swim of the trip.
First swim of the trip.