Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Today was a mega-barfy day on the Chesapeake Bay.  The worst location was at the mouth of the Potomac River where the waves hit us abeam.  I was in the cabin working on my book and it got so rolly I had to close up shop and lie down.  Preparing lunch was a balancing act, as well.  We traveled 64 miles today under overcast skies and cool temperatures.

We arrived at the anchorage in front of the Deltaville, VA marina in the early afternoon. Their website advertises a laundromat.  I thought this would work out nicely and we dinghied in with our duds and suds.  The laundry offers one large capacity washer and two extra large capacity dryers at normal prices:  $1.75 to wash and $1.25 to dry.  However, the note on the door to all boaters, transients and anchored boats took me aback.  All persons using the marina amenities (laundry, showers, lounge, internet, pool, bikes and courtesy car) must check in with the dockmaster and pay a fee of $11 per person per day to use any of the amenities.  

Mr. Wonderful had already gone to the marina office to check in without reading the entire notice.  I sat on the porch waiting for him to return so we could leave. There is no way we are paying $22 for the privilege of paying additional monies to wash our clothes.  Of course, when he returned he had found out this excessive charge and we both agreed we'd do our laundry elsewhere.  

The anchorage is lovely and protected with good holding, but neither of us could recommend going ashore.  It makes one wonder if they also price gouge on everything else they provide here.  <Off of soap box>

Here are some of today's photos:

The sign on the laundry room door Deltaville Marina

Clean facility, but I passed it by

This is a target for military aircraft training

Point No Point Light at the mouth of the Potomac

The lovely anchorage at Deltaville, VA

Tonight's back yard

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