Sunday, November 11, 2012

Our first overnight passage

When we left Cape May Saturday morning the sea was so calm we decided to head straight for Norfolk,VA instead of up the Delaware river and through the C&D canal into the Chesapeake. We are tired of the cold and just want to get south so this saved us about 5 days but involved motoring for 29 hours straight. The trip went well even though the seas got a little rough from midnight until about 3:00 A.M. We were able to put up the sails when we turned west into the mouth of the Chesapeake as the sun rose.

Battleship Wisconsin

Coming through Hampton Roads we saw a lot of Navy warships in port.We continued on to Portsmouth, VA where we are tied up right in the historic downtown with about 8 other cruising boats headed south.. Tomorrow we start the Intracoastal Waterway. Only 715 miles to Florida.

We also visited the children's museum here in Portsmouth. The kids loved it.

1 comment:

  1. These pics are adorable! Love following along with your adventures...enjoy every minute:) Life is too short!


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