Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Colonial Beach to White Point Marina, Yeocomico River

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Barb and Debbie got up early to ride 4 miles (round trip) on their bikes into the town for coffee at Java Stop. Island Hopper departed the dock at 9:40 AM for a 30 mile cruise to the Yeocomico River. The weather was sunny with blue skies, temperature in the low 80's. There was a nice cool breeze off the water. Winds 5 - 10 Southwest and Seas fairly flat. The Yeocomico is an attractive river with three forks. Shannon Branch extends to starboard as you enter; West Yeocomico River forms the middle fork almost dead ahead; and South Yeocomico River goes to the south (port) and branches to Mill and Lodge creeks. Island Hopper docked at White Point Marina (http://www.whitepointmarina.com/) on the Yeocomico River at White Point Creek. It is a family owned marina with many amenities that include a pool, tennis courts, gas grills and a courtesy car.
The Island Hopper Crew took the rental car into Kinsale, VA to provision the boat with more wine and beer. Kinsale, chartered in 1706, is a quaint maritime villiage still considered one of the best deepwater ports of the lower Potomac River. Kinsale was a busy commercial shipping hub until the early 20th century - shipping tobacco, timber and tomatoes. Kinsale Museum, housed in a restored 18th - century pub, chronicles this illustrious history. The crew did not get to tour the museum, since it is only open Wednesday - Sunday. Tonight the crew grilled steaks for dinner. Another good meal with great friends and a fantastic water view!

China and All!

Ed and Barb Enjoying The Steak Dinner

Kevin Eating Dinner On The Stern

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