|Norfolk VA - Framed in History
Sunday (4/30/17) morning traveling was AMAZING! We left the dock wall in Chesapeake, under a swing bridge, through a lock, across an inlet (or something similar) and into the Norfolk Harbor where we experienced such an overwhelming burst of patriotism! WOW, WOW, WOW…
|Ship's from all over the world...
|...and ship's capable of protecting us anywhere in the world
|This big boy required tugs to help him turn left in front of us...we gave him the right-of-way.
After Norfolk Harbor we turned to the port (left) and ventured into the Hampton River toward Hampton Downtown Marina. We docked stern in (backed into the slip) and honestly, every time we stern in…the wind picks up! LOL!! But the wind & tide/current we “with us” and the dock master was excellent with his assistance and instruction. Practice makes perfect – or at least less damage – we’ll take it!
|Satori - hot on our tail - we stayed close & didn't venture out of the channel!
Satori is docked 2 slips down and today (5/1/17) Tranquillity III rolled in during HIGH wind and current!! Mike & Karen are so cool…they tried 3 different slips before it all came together for them…they just stayed calm – great examples of seasoned boaters!
Given the continued negative boating forecast, I think we will be here one more night. Instead of trying to travel tomorrow – we can cruise to Deltaville in calmer water on Wednesday.
Hampton is a great little town – full of Revolutionary War history! It’s amazing to relearn the struggles and heartache our early citizens suffered…all in the name of freedom and independence. I’ve never had a “bad day” like the ones suffered in the 1800’s. We are such a spoiled people.
Take the time today to be thankful for this country and remember the sacrifices it took to provide our privileges. It’s quite a responsibility to uphold.