Saturday, May 9, 2009

May 9, 2009,
Pulled up anchor in the East River off Mobjack Bay,Virginia at 7 Am, headed back due north. Traveling at 7.6 knots with all three sails up for part of the day. Swarms of flys attacked the boat, yesterday and today. We wouldn't mind but they bite. didn't think mosquito netting would be necessary so did not bring it. Sailed until 530 with our planned destination being The Great Wicomoco River, which like the East River, along with others, flow off Chesapeake Bay. About 5 more miles and we will be in Maryland. Docked at Reedpoint Marina. A small marina. We were smack in front of a restaurant with an ourdoor deck. Everyone was enthralled by our boat. A thunderstorm with sheets of rain put all the power out during dinner at the restaurant. In the dark we were treated not only to a phenomenal storm but a great southern comraderie not to mention the hushpuppies. ( whoops, I don't think those are macrobiotic). L,L and John

1 comment:

  1. Dear Lorraine and Lawrence
    We typed the name Timpe Teh into Google, because we were wondering if we could find some traps of the old, good wooden lady. So we found your site with the wonderful stories and pictures of Timpe Teh. It’s so nice to see Timpe Teh is looking well and is in good hands. We are Ursula and Wolfgang from Switzerland and know Timpe Teh very well from earlier years. My parents bought Timpe Teh in 1988 in San Remo Italy; they owned the boat for 15 years and lived on the boat permanently for 7 years. They sailed Timpe Teh 2000 over the Atlantic to the Caribbean, Bahamas and up the ICW to Deltaville Virginia. There they had to sell Timpe Teh because of health problems.

    Since 1998 we do have a sailing boat of our own. It needed nearly 7 year for the refit of our steel boat PRÜVEDA, before we could start our journey. You will find more information in our Homepage, if you are interested:
    There is also a little English Report.

    If you like some more information about the earlier days of your Timpe Teh, you are welcome to contact us. By the way, your friend is right, the name Timpe Teh comes from a very nice German fairytale.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you
    Best wishes
    Ursula und Wolfgang