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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 ...
Weeks on the Road: 23 weeks
Travel by motorhome: 14,576km
Travel by car: 6,641km
Total km: 21,217km
# of States Travelled so far: 9 out of 22
Campsite: First Landing State Park
Dates: Nov 4 & 5, 2014
Canadian Price of Gas: $0.79L
We camped in the dunes at First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia. After all those big cities its nice to see the birds, walk on the beach & ...
... we went to the local hot spot bar to hangout and wait for Kristina. We played a corn hole competition and floated around just having a lovely time. Towards the end we ended up outside on that lovely night, waiting for Dipan's dad to pick us up (we were being responsible). That night we crashed hard.
I woke up the next day and I couldn't find my purse anywhere! I was freaking out, it had everything important to me in it at the time... We looked everywhere ...
We drove to Richmond to see the capital of Virginia. They were doing some work on it & the front was all covered up. They do have beautiful grounds around the capital but was disappointed we could not see the front side. Then we drove onto Jamestown then onto Norfolk & Virginia Beach. Our Hotel in right on the beach & we have a deck we r sitting ...
... and exit it just SE of Hatteras. From our starting point pretty far east of the Gulf Stream, it would not have been beneficial to head west to enter the stream further south and take advantage of its north bound current.
The weather for the passage played out pretty much as forecast. We had to get through a high pressure ridge with no wind on day 2, but day 3 winds returned from the ...