BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites
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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 ...
... were the conditions of the jail, where 13 of Blackbeard's pirates were held prior to being hanged. We examined the original cells of their imprisonment, where Devika asked whether they were served "good" or "bad" food. Another source of endless fascination was that colonial citizens didn't have indoor plumbing and thus had to use an outhouse (much like our own, at the cabin in NY); the only difference was that they referred to it demurely as "the ...
Starting the day by getting up at 3:30am. This may be normal for Mary but this is way too early for this old guy. Flight is on time so far to Dallas. Meeting the Z's in Dallas. They too had a really early morning. I thought vacations were set up to allow one to catch up on sleep. Well doesn't matter since we are on our way ...
... pavements, back then. I wandered the streets happily, diverted briefly by the bull lowing in a field-and wondering how strong the fence design from 16xx was-before checking out the sheep in people's gardens and enjoying the atmosphere in the central thoroughfare. About half the people there seemed to have tickets-you can tell, because they are worn like name badges, on the outside, so paying visitors look like they are part of a conference, freed from a keynote speech and ...
... for mostly sailing (less motoring). Day 3 was also our big fishing day – more about that below. Day 4 was mostly motoring again and by 0600 on day 5 (May 19th) the wind disappeared for the rest of the trip into Norfolk.
As mentioned, day 3 of the passage was our big fishing day. Earlier, soon after departing on day 1, we had lost two mahi. On day 2 ...