Days Inn Chesapeake / Portsmouth
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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 ...
This morning I woke up at eight, and got a slow start. We did some shopping at Michaels and the walmart, and got to Brian's about ten. Nikki and Jackson had some quiet time in their rooms. Jim and I went on a walk, he is cooking cheekins and I did Mac and cheese and veggies. Tonight the plan is to eat and go swim. So far not that many photo opps. Darren has been playing his play station IV, Nikki with her iPad air, Jackson has bee at ...
... 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 ...
... our port side, but there was nothing on the screen directly in front of us. No matter, whatever it was, it was getting closer and if it was a small boat radar might not see it. We had plenty of sea to our starboard side, so Dave disengaged the autopilot and turned to starboard. Almost simultaneously, we heard a hail on the VHF, "You commin down on me, mon! You commin down on me!" Assuming the hail was for us, Dave answered, “Are you a boat ...