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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 ...
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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 ...
... walls. It was a popular place to eat out, too! One of the waiters was happy to take a photo of Beth and I out front when he heard I was from Australia. Very obliging of him!
The day after our trip to the beach was my birthday and Aunt Jan made her yummo scrambled eggs for our breakfast. We were headed to Beth's uncle and aunts who had wifi so I could skype my family and talk to a few friends, which was nice. Four or so hours ...
... very sweet people.Then got geared up to grab lunch (delicious mexican food) and pick up Joel to head to the beach! When we got to Joel's, we got to meet his mother, she was such a sweetheart, and funny. She showed me an old picture of Joel from highschool when he had a goofy jew-fro it was hilarious. Once we loaded up the car with balls, games, and drinks we ventured to the beach. It was so nice, the water was warm but a little rapid. I might have lost my top due to ...
... were leaving Elizabeth City because originally we were going to stay to hang out with the Rose Buddy committee that afternoon at 4pm, but we both started getting the itch to travel on. The Nautica pulled up to the locks 15 minutes before the opening time. Once inside the lock we idled, deep in between two walls as we waited for the water to slowly rise us up like a slow-moving elevator. The swamps & the river had a green algae that sat on the surface ...