Olde Towne Bed and Breakfast Inn, Ltd
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Survived a wild ride down the bay. Some of the roughest conditions we have experienced on the Chesapeake. Big waves. 30+ kt winds and lots of driving rain. Enjoyed our new cockpit enclosures as well as the heater we installed below. The AIS system which allowed us to identify ships during the night was a big help.
Navy ships don't use AIS so we slowed to enter Hampton Roads after sunrise. Still, with heavy ...
... As we approached Virginia Beach we were buzzed by FA 18's fighter jets overhead! We soon found out we were camped near the Navel Air Station Oceana, the only Jet Base on the East Coast. We were serenaded with their daily training flights - or the sound of freedom! One night we had helicopters (I think) overhead until 1:30am YES in the middle of the night! They seem to be doing circuits for hours & hours. Needless to say we were not thrilled ...
... transom, but flubbed the landing and it also escaped. So far for the trip we were 0 for 4. But we soon got another chance and landed a 37” mahi!
But wait, there’s more! Soon after noon we encountered a school of Big Eye Tuna and all four of our rods were singing almost at once! Hmmm, four rods, three people. We feathered the boat up into the wind a bit to slow down. ...
... the rain really moved in and Richard took advantage of the time to install the lower helm chart plotter position. With the inclement weather that’s promised it might be a good idea to have the plotter available inside the cabin.
The marina is working on their WiFi capability and it comes and goes. Depending upon their success, or lack thereof, I may be able to send only text updates and no photos - we’ll see! My bets would be I'll be lucky to get some text entries ...
... half an hour. We, and another Canadian boat from New Brunswick, anchored while we waited - the second time we’ve anchored on this trip!!
From then on it was “follow the leader” as we approached Portsmouth and Norfolk through a very commercial/industrial area. We had booked at the Ocean Marine Yacht Centre but as we arrived at the fuel dock it became apparent that there was a lot of amplified “noise” from the ...