York River Inn Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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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 ...
... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...
... birthday is the 29th and we weren't sure exactly where we'd be, so we celebrated early. Tonight we took a tour, again in candlelight, called the Ghosts Among Us. It too had historical impetus as all of the stories involved actual residents of Williamsburg. We also explored Jamestown,(they've done a lot of new excavation) and were able to learn so many new things about America's first settlement. I knew that Yorktown had been a decisive battle in the revolution, but ...
... a British fleet sailing from New York, and thus began the largest naval battle of the Revolutionary War. The French fleet was a bit larger and inflicted more casualties. Both fleets kept an eye on each other and drifted further out into the Chesapeake Bay. De Grasse slipped away at one point and headed back to the bay, where he found another French admiral who had arrived with eight more ships, and additional food. By the time Graves (the British ...
... 8217; tents and George Washington sitting out there realizing they had beat the British.
At this point in the day the battlefield was getting ready to close and we had to get back to Williamsburg for one more tour. The Williamsburg ghost tour! We heard three different stories from colonial ladies. The first story took place in the Getty house living room. When you walked in the stairs creaked and the room was dark. The ...