The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel & Suites
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Multilingual staff
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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 ...
Weeks on the Road: 23 weeks
Travel by motorhome: 14,576km
Travel by car: 6,641km
Total km: 21,217km
# of States Travelled so far: 9 out of 22
Campsite: First Landing State Park
Dates: Nov 4 & 5, 2014
Canadian Price of Gas: $0.79L
We camped in the dunes at First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia. After all those big cities its nice to see the birds, walk on the beach & ...
... 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 ...
... 8221; hailing from Kingston, NY in the summer, and right here in Portsmouth in the winter. They were kind enough to suggest they’d be happy to share their cruising experiences with us and invited us over for 9:30. We spent the next hour and a half picking their brains, charts and guides for route and marina suggestions all the way up to the Erie Canal.
At the same time they were trying to sort out an insurance claim on their car. Saturday night someone had ...
... featured “cypress knees” - woody projections at the base of cypress trees which are thought to stabilize the flood tolerant trees in lowland and swampy areas.
The Ablemarle and Chesapeake Canal had a couple of swing bridges that we had to wait for but little did we know what was ahead of us at Great Bridge on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River - site of a bascule bridge and lock. Normally the bridge opening and lock opening are timed ...