|View over our bimini on the Chesapeake|
For once on our trip we had a favorable wind for our sail down the Chesapeake. Before the sun set in the West the moon was visible in the East.
After a sumptuous feast of Maryanne's chicken marbella we set up our night watches. We had enough ship traffic to keep us busy on our watches while the autopilot did the heavy lifting.
Gary reported that to keep himself from being bored on his 3-6 a.m. watch, he made up imaginary ships to watch and avoid. I guess he had a little trouble occasionally distinguishing between the shore lights and the ships. I was happy not to know about his imaginary ship activity before I went to sleep!
While we sailed most of the day, most of the night was spent motoring to Virginia.
The good news from the city marina in downtown Norfolk was that they had plenty of room and there was a wine festival going on. The bad news is that they charged $3.00 per foot ($120.00/night) and that they had a 2 night minimum. I decided that Hampton, VA would be a better choice. We stayed at the municipal marina and returned to one of my favorite little restaurants: "The Conch & Bucket." The name sounds like the Bahamas - the food reminds me of New Orleans. I ordered the Jambalaya.
|Symphony's Berth in Hampton, VA|
NY-VA in 3 hops.