BEST WESTERN PLUS Portsmouth-Chesapeake Hotel
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... was the volunteer who explained the navigation of the ship.
One more group of visitors was allowed to come onboard and then they announced the ship was closing. The rains and the incoming tide had raised the ship to a level that would make navigating the gangplank dangerous. I made Wendell go in front of me in case I slipped, but taking it very slowly, I managed to keep upright. The water by the time we left was almost to the top of the pier and ...
... on the sidelines behind the barrier while they checked it all out. All of this for a visit that lasted less than 30 minutes.
We are getting used to the lingo - so we hope y'all are well. Aussies are not very common in this part of the world and our slang and the form of English we use, causes problems - car park not a lot, tea towel not dish cloth. The list goes on. We may both speak English but this does not mean we are easily understood.
... I am having trouble with the concept of 400 years of naval history. This is a city that is so proud of their navy and the men who are serving their country and those who already have. There is a big air show on this week-end but we have decided not to go. The crowds are said to be horrendous so we are going to visit lighthouses, walk the rest of the Cannonball Trail and then watch the sunset from our balcony. Cannot do everything so we are not even going to ...
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Last night, we returned to Av and Cathleen's place in Cooperstown. We'd had a dinner of leftover pizza at the airport (that's a real airplane adventure for you!), so we stopped by a grocery store and got some fruit, before heading to the house.
The Edidins were out, so we just grabbed a much-needed shower, ate strawberries and cherries, then called it an early night. We both slept like babies, with me waking up ...
... and Bob planned to spend time there working on their boat prior to our departure. Wally lives nearby in Virginia Beach. Wally had already been an indispensible help in late “breaking” projects, including, literally, up to the final few hours. Read on….
Just a couple days before departure, the starboard head malfunctioned. It would not pump and Dave’s initial troubleshooting was non-productive. Disassembling the components ...