Candlewood Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk
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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 ...
... that fresh salt air. There's miles of beach & you could see the 23 Mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. An interesting sight as the bridge stops at a man made island in the middle of the bay where it becomes a tunnel for a while, then the bidge starts again & continues to the other side!
Now its getting dark at 5pm, BBQing has to be done by flashlight!!
We found some interesting shells ...
... very sweet people.Then got geared up to grab lunch (delicious mexican food) and pick up Joel to head to the beach! When we got to Joel's, we got to meet his mother, she was such a sweetheart, and funny. She showed me an old picture of Joel from highschool when he had a goofy jew-fro it was hilarious. Once we loaded up the car with balls, games, and drinks we ventured to the beach. It was so nice, the water was warm but a little rapid. I might have lost my top due to ...
... first we'd seen in some time, and it had a fruit and produce section - 15' long - with a total of 2 dried lemons and a withered piece of celery in it.
While assuming our usual place of sitting on the front sidewalk with our backs against the grocery store we met Steven Otto. Nice guy. He implored us to stay at his parent's B&B about 15 miles away. Seriously considered, but too far off our direct path. Ahhh, to be blessed with ...
... br> We accomplished our non-stop passage plan, arriving at Willoughby Bay, Norfolk, VA on May 19 at 1205, and dropping anchor just outside Willoughby Harbor Marina. Distance of the passage was 660nm over 4 days, 4 hours, 15 minutes for an average speed of 6.6 kts. Pretty typical for our offshore passages.
Arriving in Norfolk, our plan had been to take Jim ashore in the dinghy to his ...