May 14, 2014

May 13-14, 2014  Days 16-17  Heading North!
Whitehouse Cove Marina
Poquoson, VA

Tuesday was an active day cruising busy waters.  We left Midway Marina at 0645 and were in the Currituck Sound by 0715.  We made the 1000 North Landing Bridge opening which also put us in Virginia! We made the Centerville bridge opening at 11:00 and from there went to Atlantic Yacht Basin for fuel and a pump out.  We stayed there and waited for the Great Bridge opening at 1300 hours.  That led us right into the lock which we shared with three other boats. We exited the lock at 1330 and made the next bridge opening, the Steel Bridge, at 1400 hours.

We continued on through the busy industrial ports of Portsmouth and Norfolk.  It is a very active area that required no wake zones.  We arrived at one of the Portsmouth free docks and docked with two sailboats and the ferry boat that crosses the Elizabeth River several times a day taking people to Waterside in Norfolk.

We had a pizza delivered to the boat and enjoyed our quick dinner on the sundeck.

Our final travel day home was Wednesday. May 14. We woke to a light fog and ventured out at 0815.  It is always interesting to travel the Elizabeth River with Navy ships, commercial traffic, and pleasure craft in the mix of things.  We had a smooth ride home and arrived at Whitehouse Cove Marina at 1305 hours. Bill’s brother Bob was here to catch our lines. He took us to lunch at Surfriders Restaurant which is on site.  We enjoyed catching up with him and we enjoyed the crabcake sandwiches!

Our 17 day trip home has been a good one, and we are ready to stay docked for a whole to regroup, take a trip to Illinois, and visit friends and family.  We will update the blog before we depart in mid-June to spend the summer on the Chesapeake Bay.