Saturday, May 7, 2016

5/07 Onancock, VA and the Kentucky Derby

Let me tell you, it is so wonderful that so many people are following our voyage here.  Some are putting pins in maps to follow our journey.  We enjoy hearing from all of you.  Here is Sarah reading the blog this morning.  Hi, Sarah.
Finally, today we saw the sunshine!!!  So we headed across the Chesapeake to the tiny town of Onancock, VA.  It is a small artist colony now, but was founded in the 1600's.
Captain John in the Sunlight on the Fly bridge
We strolled from the wharf to downtown.  So many beautiful colonial homes.  This one was outlined by a bridge near our slip at the town marina.
The town had a memorial park with the obelisk to General Bagwell who died in 1876 and founded the Masons in Onancock, and a marker that remembered those who served in World War I and World War II.  Another commemorated Francis Makemie, who in October 5, 1699, was the first licensed preacher in Onancock.

What a fun town this is though!!!  We went to the Blarney Stone Pub.  They were having a Kentucky Derby party and we joined right in.  Everyone drew the name of a horse to cheer on.  They had a Derby Hat Contest with very inventive contestants.  The two ladies below tied for first.  But you have to give the fellow an A for effort.
Neither John nor I had the winner of the derby.  John's horse might still be running to cross the finish line.  But we had a blast and the food and friendship was terrific.
Sunset from the Bow of The Hydrophilic AAHHH
Lat 37 degrees 42.69 North
Long 75 degrees 45.30 West

1 comment:

  1. John and Ann, it was great meeting you in the historic town of Onancock. You have a wonderful adventure to look forward to as you do the famous Great Circle route. Wishing you fair weather and glorious new memories being created. Jay