La Quinta Inn & Suites Norfolk Airport
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... the six large 16 inch guns of the USS Wisconsin jutting up as if ready to fire on an enemy fortification in protection of our cruise ship. Yes, our first view of the city was that of the WWII era battle ship that was now a museum ship. The USS Wisconsin was one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. She was a member of the Iowa class ships. Her main battery of 16 inch guns could hurl a 2,700 pound armor-piercing projectile some 20 miles at an ...
... 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 ...
... midnight on May 3, about 57 hours into our passage, and we had to start motoring to continue making headway.
Within a few hours the wind decreased to light and variable and we took in all sail. At least after daybreak (on May 4) we could start fishing. A reel finally sang out around mid morning but our hopes for a good dinner were soon dashed when Dave reeled in a shoe. We swear we are not making this up – see the picture. We caught ...