Krogens Cruise The Rappahannock
•Several Capt. John Smith “smart buoys” are
currently operational; call 877.buoybay or visit
•National Geographic has produced detailed
historical and present-day maps of the region
depicting Smith’s voyage. Check out the website on
“Exploring the Chesapeake: Then and Now” at
•John Page Williams’ superb book is called
Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain
John Smith (National Geographic, 2007).
•Another excellent recent account is John Smith’s
Chesapeake Voyages, 1607−1609 by Helen C.
Rountree, Wayne E. Clark, and Kent Mountford
(University of Virginia Press, 2007).
•For links to many of these and other related
resources, visit cbf.org/johnsmith.
•Deltaville Maritime Museum and other Deltaville
•Ingleside Plantation Winery: inglesidevineyards.com.
•Westmoreland Berry Farm: westmorelandberry
handlers, we had no trouble tying up at the ferry wharf.
There, we boarded vans and headed for two attractions
John Page had recommended as enterprises that
combine business success with responsible environmental
stewardship. The first was Ingleside Vineyards, Virginia’s
fourth largest vineyard, with just under 100 acres under
cultivation and more than 30 varieties of wines. A fine
lunch was followed by a tour guided by the head vintner
and then a comprehensive wine tasting. Capt. Smith
never had it so good.
Attitudes adjusted, belts loosened, and toting
newly acquired bottles of wine, we headed off to the
Westmoreland Berry Farm, where you can pick fresh
strawberries and put them on soft ice cream. You can
also buy freshly picked strawberries and put them on soft
ice cream. Having had a busy day, we selected the latter
option. (I’d explained earlier to John Page that full-time
cruisers, to slow down the pace of life, often aspire to
do no more than one thing each day. And, for some
of us, even a shower counts.)
For anyone not sufficiently entertained by the
confections, shopping opportunities, and spectacular
view, the berry farm’s proprietors had constructed a
precarious trestle leading from a goat pen up over the
road to a tower, at the base of which was a gumball
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