Day Two, out of Norfolk–Notes and Pix

Our good little ship hung out in Norfolk awaiting the arrival of one more crew.  The temperature warmed into the 70s, hinting of a climate ahead suitable for those of us having an out-of-latitude experience.

We cast off the moment we collected our additional crew.

Our hope to get to a bridge 12 miles south that had a scheduled opening at 4 p.m. and not another until 6 a.m.  Then to clear a lock just south of the bridge that did not permit passage after 4 pm. 

We would have made it all the way except two train bridges, which are usually open, were closed when we arrived 

Watermark and her crew are anchored snugly in a narrow channel watching the light fade, wilderness to the left and to the right.  Ahead and astern are other boats waiting for the next opening of the lock at midnight. 

East yacht to south West yachts to nouth


About allevenson

Writer (of stories, journals, email dialogues), Reader (of books written by friends, recommended by friends, and works-in-progress of friends), Hiker (never met a trailhead I didn't like), Biker (more scenery for the buck than hiking) and lately, Blogger (about my Year on the Road at
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4 Responses to Day Two, out of Norfolk–Notes and Pix

  1. karen wittgraf says:

    I would love to be there, where it’s warm and soft. Did you finish the apple pie? And, did I not retain what you have written? Are you bound for Florida? Great photography, Al.

  2. dhbauer says:

    Looks like a great trip with fair weather. I envy you. Always wanted to do the Intercoastal, but I never quite managed to do it. Having a crew helps to make it a more easily managed trip than doing it as a couple.

  3. Colleen Rae says:

    Gorgeous scenery, I envy you. When I was in Fla visiting my friend Paula, three yrs ago, we went kayaking on the Intercoastal. We started at the mouth and she took me up a branch that had a wonderul bird sactuary. While we were kayaking I thought of you as I think you told me once you sailed up and down those waters.
    Love your photos. Enjoy the warm weather.

  4. Jane says:

    Looks like a great adventure. Thanks for sharing the pix – could just feel the twilight and the smell of land and water. Still not clear are you heading north or south? Whichever enjoy it all. Janey

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