Lancaster County

We left the Elizabeth on July the 2nd to go to a "hurricane hole", i.e., a place where Peregrinus would be protected from the approaching storm.  The Admiral had identified nice broad basin at the mouth of Bells Creek, upriver on the East Corrotoman, which is a tributary of the Rappahonnock; the nearly round haven, which has a diameter of 1/2 mile, proved to be ideal, and the approach from the mouth of the Rappahonnock extremely beautiful to boot.  We found remarkable the high proportion (over 30%?) of sailboats vs. powerboats docked in front of people's homes.

This morning we went for a hearthy Southern breakfast at Yankee Point Marina, a family-owned operation on the grounds of a property purchased in December 1664 by some of the earliest settlers of Lancaster County, Major Edward Dale and his wife Diana Skipwith.

A hawk (or is it a falcon?) taking off from its nest on Yankee Point, Myer Creek, Corrotoman River, 7:59am 5 July 2014.  The Corrotoman is home to the peregrine falcon.  Nearly every navigation marker in this river is home to a predator nest such as this.  iPhone 4S.

A hawk (or is it a falcon?) taking off from its nest on Yankee Point, Myer Creek, Corrotoman River, 7:59am 5 July 2014.  The Corrotoman is home to the peregrine falcon.  Nearly every navigation marker in this river is home to a predator nest such as this.  iPhone 4S.