Red Roof Inn Chesapeake Conference Center
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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.
... 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 ...
... at the starboard helm and set the drags on the two rods on that side. Donna and Jim handled the rods on the port side. Fortunately, the fish didn’t cross each other and tangle the lines and we ultimately got them all in! Whew! What a fire drill! Dave and Jim spent much of the rest of the day cleaning fish….
We caught one additional mahi on day 4 soon after exiting the Gulf ...
... it with the seemingly limitless pine forests just a few miles further inland.
As we headed out over the ocean, I pointed out to Sean that we had flown the entire country, "from sea to shining sea...". This didn't really seem to sink in until I showed it to him on a map.
We landed at Cape May, NJ, on the state's southern tip, so that I could take a quick look at the plane and engine, as well as allowing both of us ...
... couldn’t use it as the wind was too far forward. But before long we were taking advantage of the north flowing Gulf Stream and by sunset we had averaged 10.3 kts speed over ground, even without our fast reaching sail. That afternoon Paul cashed in some mojo and landed a dinner-for-four size Big Eye tuna. Yummy!
Over the next two days we made good progress in varying wind conditions. We used all ...