Days Inn Chesapeake/Virginia Beach
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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.
... the next day!
We took a walk along part of the 3 mile boardwalk in Virginia Beach - what a disappointment! I read somewhere it's been named one of Top 10 Boardwalks so we were looking forward to it. It's nothing more than a bare, wide, concrete, ( yes concrete, not a board insight) highway with 1970's style boring hotels fronting it. No planters or flowers, some grass & plants but absolutely no ...
The next day we had planned to wake up early & head to Norfolk, but we woke up late & decided to take a trip to Bryon's Hot Dog Stand. It was a quaint restaurant that had to-die-for $1 hot dogs & the best sweet tea. Once we scarfed those down by the waterfront we untied the lines & headed on down the Pasquotank towards our first lock at South Mills. We were nervous about making it before the last opening of the day. We decided spur of the moment ...
... totally skunked. But on day 3 after the wind returned we were making good time with full mainsail and genoa in SW winds of 12-16, producing boat speed of 6 to 9 kts. Not long after dawn we hooked some sort of billfish – identified by seeing the head and bill break water – but we never positively identified it as it soon escaped via a broken hook. Next, we brought a nice mahi all the way ...
... Reef? What is the size of your vessel?” “Ya mon, 25 foot fishing boat.” “OK, OK, we see you and have turned away.” Another closer look at the radar showed a small reddish blob on the screen, right below the reddish dotted line of our route. It had probably been there the whole time, hidden below the route line. This might call for a change to the color of the route line!
After the fishing boat encounter, ...