Peninsula Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
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... was the volunteer who explained the navigation of the ship.
One more group of visitors was allowed to come onboard and then they announced the ship was closing. The rains and the incoming tide had raised the ship to a level that would make navigating the gangplank dangerous. I made Wendell go in front of me in case I slipped, but taking it very slowly, I managed to keep upright. The water by the time we left was almost to the top of the pier and ...
... cooped up all day and was very happy to see us, but more happy to get outside and take her walk.
Even though rains are predicted tomorrow, we plan to return to Williamsburg. Our tickets are good till the end of the year but we’ll be lucky if we can get in one more time. There’s still Jamestowne and Yorktown to see, and maybe if weather permits, a ferry ride to Smithville.
Day 24 of 49 (Oct 1). We’re “Joaquin in ...
His take on the day:
So much to see here that even 4 nights gives just a preview. There is water, water everywhere with every type of vessel from kayak to aircraft carrier plying the Hampton Roads which is what they call this area where Chesapeake Bay joins the Atlantic. The English arrived about 1650 and the strategic geography has meant battles with the Indians, between the Confederates and the Union, attacks by Germans and now as base for ...
26th April- a drizzly and overcast start to the day. First stop was a few miles up the road at Wrightville Beach which was not very impressive in overcast weather, but I am sure in high summer the place is jumping. Beach actually looked ok. Our lunch stop was at Edenton, another pretty little historic town on a river where, being Sunday, everything was shut except for the general store where we had great salad rolls. Driving through North Carolina on our way we passed a ...
Next is a US Army landing craft and then a narrow gauge locomotive.
I stopped by a war memorial for military transporters from WW II forward. The bricks caught my attention and one in particular was significant: "All gave some, Some gave All"".
I finally made it over to Eric and Dawn's around 1 and had a quiet afternoon at their house ...