Tabby Trail Exploration 2023

Katy… the book

that provided the locations …

The book cover photo is of the McIntosh Sugar Mill in Kingsland, Georgia ….

The sugar works are a great example of raw unfinished tabby …

Compare to Kingsley Plantation tabby that has been finished with a whitewash.

Savannah Cruise with John and Erick Feb 2023

There is a lot to describe here. Ill leave that to Katy. Here are three photo galleries to start:

The architecture of Savannah

The food…

Late Summer 2022, ICW to St. Simons, and Side Trips

I need to bring the Gaysie Blog up to date but, NOT TODAY. Here it is February 21, 2023 and I have missed a number of important and interesting cruises and boat technical interests and issues. Cruises with interesting photography to be reported later are:

Cape Charles weekend

Day cruises in the Lower Chesapeake

ICW: Deltaville to St. Simons

Stops in Portsmouth, Coinjock, Morehead City, Bald Head Island, Georgetown, Charleston, Savannah stopping for service at the Hinckley Service Center in Thunderbolt, GA

Explorations from St Simons around coastal Georgia especially Jekyll Island and a great trip to Savannah with John and Erick.

Overnight exploration down the ICW and Nassau Sound to Sawpit. Past our house in Amelia Island, then back for a side tie berth at Fernandina City Harbor Dock.

I will fill in all these blanks with photos and Katy commentary… later when there is time.

Reedville Cruise August 21, 2022

In an earlier post we described our car trip to Reedvillle and the Maritime Museum. On this cruise we wanted to see it by boat. Also we needed a good 3-4 hour run to exercise the propulsion systems and clean the bottom.

Lot to describe here … soon

Photo Gallery:

  • Gaysie To Reedville

  • 1902 Smoke Stack

  • Menhaden Fleet

  • Purse Sein Boats

Corotoman River and the Merry Point Ferry August 5, 2022

The Corotoman is a tributary of the Rappahannock just past thhe creek that leads to Tides Inn and Irvington. It is referred to in guides as having significantly more wilderness that most of the other “Rivah” areas. This proved to be true, especially after passing Merry Point.

Merry Point Ferry is a cable ferry. The cable can be seen in the closeup phot by zooming. Katy will add more about the history of the Merry Point Ferry and area in general.

Photo Gallery:

Kayaking Around Regatta Point and Stingray Point

We were able to transport our Hobie Lynx pedaling kayaks down to the marina in the Yukon, one at a time. A truck would have been nice. We splashed them the next week to explore our immediate surroundings. We made three trips.


Gallery of all photos:

Deltaville Maritime Museum, July 2022

Describe trip…

Captain John of the F.D. Crockett. An historic buy boat of the Chesapeake. Captain John gave me a brief description of the local creeks from the Piankatank up to the Wicomoco (VA) River up at Reedville. More later…

Gallery of photos, more to come:

Portsmouth, VA June 2022

We spent two nights in Portsmouth at the Tidewater Yacht Marina. We had a great time walking around both Portsmouth and the more familiar to us, Norfolk.

More later…..

Here is the full photo gallery

Yorktown Battlefield Hike June 2022

We walked from the boat, along the waterfront. There is a trail up to the visitor center that is quite rustic and nice. Much more interesting than the paved route.

Here are some photos, more later.