Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport
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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 ...
... ports. Just several blocks from our dock, was MacArthur Center which showcased a museum that depicted the life of General Douglas MacArthur. This museum was of special interest to me as I had read the biography of Douglas MacArthur many years before. Having read the Biography, I was curious as to why this location was selected as the site of the MacArthur Museum. Gen MacArthur’s mother was a native of Norfolk. Like most successful military men, he was flamboyant ...
... 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 ...
... alternated between sailing and motoring, keeping up with our “schedule” for being where we wanted to be when the front arrived on May 7. We managed to land one nice mahi, but we also scored a bull’s eye on a thunderstorm. Pretty much right on schedule the front arrived in the early hours of May 7 and we bore away to the W in the building wind, but it was still pretty rough. We saw winds up to 30 knots, but because we had built in ...