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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.
... were the conditions of the jail, where 13 of Blackbeard's pirates were held prior to being hanged. We examined the original cells of their imprisonment, where Devika asked whether they were served "good" or "bad" food. Another source of endless fascination was that colonial citizens didn't have indoor plumbing and thus had to use an outhouse (much like our own, at the cabin in NY); the only difference was that they referred to it demurely as "the ...
... in 1607. The Susan Constant, Godspeed and D iscovery. Inside we were able to walk around and see how cramped the ships were for a four-and-a-half-month voyage from England. There were even students who helped moved barrels from the ship to shore using a pulley system. We decided after being on 10 different ships this trip, there is not a single one we would want to live on! However, many of the places we have seen on this ...
... campground. It is a nice, quiet location with 21 local
TV channels and WiFi, so it should be a good stay.
Dinner tonight with the whole family. I will try to get some pictures to post this weekend.
So happy to be here with this branch of the family.
... 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 ...