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This morning we resume our navigation northward after one night sheltering in the southern part of the Chesapeake Bay. However, with the continuation of strong waves and frontal wind, the MS Tûranor doesn’t have an easy time. After having carefully consulted the weather forecast, Gérard decides to stop a few hours in a little bay called “Fishing Bay” next to the town Deltaville, in order to wait for better weather conditions in the afternoon and give our Tûranor some time to get her “solar refreshment”.
This stop actually benefits us. Stefanie, Denis and myself take a nice walk to town and experience a very warm welcome from the local people. Upon arriving in the bay, we are all impressed by the calm atmosphere and numerous beautiful waterfront houses. Thanks to the kindness of the Dixon Cole – the manager of the local Yacht Club, we finally landed ashore.
On our way we met the Hall family and shared a chat with them. Grandfather Hall offered us a ride around Deltaville and finally dropped us in the village center. We learned that the news about the arrival of the “space” ship had already spread throughout the entire village in less than an hour anchoring in the Fishing bay and that its inhabitants were all very excited to see the boat and to meet the crew. Deltaville was originally a fishing and shipbuilding village; nowadays this place is mainly a second home spot for summer holidays.
By the time the sun and the blue sky are back, we find our way to the marina and prepared to continue our journey to the north. We somehow feel regret for not spending enough time with this charming village and its wonderful people… On the other hand we are happy to be back on sea for a very simple reason: during the two-and-a-half hours trip on land, the three of us all missed the shaking movements of the MS Tûranor; and yes, we are now “landsick” after spending the last six days tracing the Gulf Stream …
June 15, 2013