Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Weekend weather - flag indicates wind speed

We docked at Olverson’s Marina in Lottsburg VA for the weekend – it was a rainy, soggy, productive, happy and “Friendliest Marina on the Bay” kind of weekend!  Mr. Olverson was so hospitable, full of local knowledge and willing to do whatever possible to make our stay exceptional!!  He succeeded!! 

Keepin' it real at Olverson's
If you are considering a trip up or down the Potomac River, Olverson’s Marina is a MUST STOP!! Competitive fuel prices, very effective pump out, easy approach & tie up, CLEAN laundry facilities, courtesy car, ACE hardware within 5 miles AND MTOA member special rate!  What more can be said?!?!  A perfect way to spend a rainy or sunny weekend!

Sunday 5/14/2017, leaving Olverson's - beautiful
After four days of rain, clouds and wind, we woke Sunday morning to SUNSHINE!!!  YAY!! Happy Mother’s Day and welcomed sunshine – a great combination!  We filled up with fuel and pumped out, said our good-byes and left the dock at 9:45am.

We are the blue dot - anchored at Fairview Beach
We didn’t have a set destination but that didn’t matter – the Potomac River offers several anchorages.  We had such a good travel day (weather, traffic, etc) we pushed a little longer than normal…5:30!!!  We set the anchor, the wind picked up and we were bobbing like a cork in water – as the sun dropped the wind decreased and we soon saw smooth water!  Thank you Lord!
The Maryland coastline-Potomac River is the "line" between Virginia & Maryland
 Monday we hope to snag a slip in Quantico VA and tour the area.  If we can’t get a slip (there are only 2), we will anchor and dinghy to shore (wind/weather permitting).  It won’t be long and we will see Mt. Vernon from the water!! Can’t wait!!

As your week starts – make it a GREAT one!! And remember…the journey is often much more exciting than the destination!

God Bless!

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