Cape Henry Inn
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... for poor visibility we were ducking in and out of the channel to avoid Navy traffic.
During the trip down anything that wasn't fastened down below ended up on the floor in the salon. Left Annapolis at 2 Monday and arrived at Top Rack Marina at about 2 this afternoon. Rewarded ourselves with a great dinner out at the Amber Lantern Restaurant. Early to bed. Up at 5:30 tomorrow to get underway at first light.
... 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 ...
... we went to the local hot spot bar to hangout and wait for Kristina. We played a corn hole competition and floated around just having a lovely time. Towards the end we ended up outside on that lovely night, waiting for Dipan's dad to pick us up (we were being responsible). That night we crashed hard.
I woke up the next day and I couldn't find my purse anywhere! I was freaking out, it had everything important to me in it at the time... We looked everywhere ...
... interesting bike ride,, VB Boardwalk is a very touristy area and OK to come on our bikes but we would not want to stay here, we like the State Park area much better!
- Ride back to the campsite and are exhausted after this 2.5 hour 22 mile adventure!
- Have a nice relaxing afternoon/evening and a good ...
... but soon after dropping anchor we got a phone call from local friend John (S/V Alize), who keeps his boat in the marina. He was on the marina dock and advised us that a US Customs and Border Patrol officer was also waiting for us. We had called into CBP as required upon entering the Chesapeake, but were not informed they wanted to see us or board Pas de Deux upon landfall. No matter. Since ...