Motel 6 Chesapeake
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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 ...
... but soon after dropping anchor we got a phone call from local friend John (S/V Alize), who keeps his boat in the marina. He was on the marina dock and advised us that a US Customs and Border Patrol officer was also waiting for us. We had called into CBP as required upon entering the Chesapeake, but were not informed they wanted to see us or board Pas de Deux upon landfall. No matter. Since ...
... of Manhattan, I pointed out to Sean where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. We talked about it tonight, although it doesn't seem real to him, because it all occurred before he was old enough to remember or understand.
We flew past, then circled, the Statue of Liberty. This was the first time either of us had seen her up close. Although it was a little hazy, the sky was clear and the sun illuminated the ...
... couldn’t use it as the wind was too far forward. But before long we were taking advantage of the north flowing Gulf Stream and by sunset we had averaged 10.3 kts speed over ground, even without our fast reaching sail. That afternoon Paul cashed in some mojo and landed a dinner-for-four size Big Eye tuna. Yummy!
Over the next two days we made good progress in varying wind conditions. We used all ...