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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 left Bethesda, we headed south a couple hundred miles and back in time a couple hundred years... to 1775 in Colonial Williamsburg. As usual, we were late. Consequently, upon arrival, we realized that we weren't left with enough time to explore the apothecary, capitol building, governor's palace, and (most importantly)... the JAIL! So we needed to stay the night and continue our anachronistic hijinks into the next morning. We were fortunate enough to ...
... location near the Chesapeake Bay. He chose the town of Yorktown.
Meanwhile, Lafayette kept Washington in the know as to what was occurring in Virginia (via Armistead and his waiter spies), Remember that scene in "The Patriot" where Mel Gibson's character says "our friends the French finally arrived?" He was referring to Admiral compe de Grasse who had arrived in the Chesapeake Bay via ships bearing between 3,000-4,000 troops. At the same time, ...
... was no sign of it in the cars, the bar..nothing. But what could I do... We carried on our day. Dipan made us an adorable breakfast. He made us pancakes and actually squeezed oranged to make juice! He's such a sweetheart. We spent the rest of the day napping, going to Kristina's pool, Chipotle, Ice cream (Dipan was my sugar daddy since my wallet was lost ;). We went back to Dipans to clean up for dinner, later at Outback by the river. We moved the clothes by where I ...
... where the British surrendered. Today, it is named surrender Field. The day after meeting at the Moore house the British Army marched onto this field and laid down its arms. This ended the last major battle of the Revolutionary War and virtually assured America’s Independence from Britain. The last notable stop was the field where General George Washington had his headquarters. Today it is just a field but we could imagine all ...