Days Inn Hampton
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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 ...
... campsite, Ron had to poke them with a stick make sure they weren't alive & wouldn't attack him!! After turning them over & finding the crab like legs I typed in "crabs with a tail" to trusty Google found out they were Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe crabs are marine arthropods of the family Limulidae and order Xiphosura or Xiphosurida, that live primarily in and ...
... Kegan. After dinner when the weather cooled a little bit, everyone went out to play or watch the play. Justin and Eric are the Corn Bag Champions. Having either one on your team is a good thing. We played until dark and then watched a movie together. A wonderful family day. I am glad that I was able to spend Father's Day with one of my sons and his family.
Life is good.
... 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 ...
... engine and the bilge level before departure, and when I glanced in, the bilge was full. Peter had ran the bilge pump the night before, so we knew it had been emptied - the search for the leak commenced. Peter noticed some moisture all the way aft by the water heater. Connor climbed in the hold and got a closer look. After they'd both inspected it, it was clear that we weren't in danger if we went out, and it would probably be much easier to fix when ...