SpringHill Suites Norfolk Virginia Beach
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 ...
... amp; nothing attractive at all!! They are putting up lights for the winter - but I'm afraid it got a two thumbs down from us!
The park is called First Landing because 104 Englishmen landed here in April 1607 but life was hard & by September half of them had died. There's lots of history along this coast - there are military & mariners museums detailing the shipping history but we decided to keep on ...
... at Norfolk Navy Yard as an ironclad and renamed as the CSS Virginia (also called the CSS Merrimack). This set the stage for the first battle between iron clad vessels when the US Monitor met the CSS Virginia on March 8, 1862 in the Battle of the Ironclads as it is sometimes called. Neither vessel was victorious that day as both their armaments were not strong enough to penetrate the iron cladding of their opponents. But navies around the world took notice of this ...
On May 15 we departed at 0750 for Norfolk, leaving Marsh Harbour and exiting through the northern Man-O-War ocean pass with winds from the ENE at 15-20 kts. The weather forecast looked good for a non-stop passage to the Chesapeake Bay. Accordingly, our course was a little east of north as we were "aiming" for an entry into the Gulf Stream south of Cape Hatteras. Then we'd ride the stream in the ...
... patterns, respectively - were in the forecast, approaching from the southeast, starting a few days out with no end in sight. This meant we either had to leave right away, or risk waiting until at least mid-May for better conditions. Evaluating these options, the three of us were quick to recognize the right answer and we made plans to get diesel fuel the next morning at nearby Crown Bay, treat John to a cheeseburger in paradise at a highly rated ...