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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Great Bridge, VA to Oriental, NC

After a much needed lukewarm shower and a wonderful night’s sleep we left Centerville Waterway Marina at 6:15 on Thursday morning and slipped under the Centerville Bridge before it closed for rush hour from 6:30 to 8:30.  From there it was a lot of motoring on the ICW without event, but once we hit the … Continue reading »

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As I Promised

We’re docked in Oriental, NC (the sailing capital of NC) and they have wonderful wifi access, so here’s the photos from the first leg of the trip down the Bay:

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No umbrella drinks (yet)

We’re tucked in for the night at the Centerville Waterway Marina near Great Bridge, VA. We wanted to make it through the numerous bridges and locks near Norfolk today, but we didn’t have the energy to continue on or find an anchorage south of here on the ICW. The captain crashed shortly after arrival due … Continue reading »

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Back on track!

Sorry folks, looks like the batteries were dead in the Spot for awhile, but we’re back up and tracking on the “Where are we” page. Thanks to Bill for txting me to make sure all was alright. Saw a beautiful sunset south of the Bay Bridge. Nermal is doing well, he’s fast asleep under some … Continue reading »

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And… we’re… OFF!

In a nutshell, things are finally “good to go.”  Today we leave as soon as the tide is high enough to let us exit the Bohemia (sometime mid to late morning.) My dad has been in town for the last week, tirelessly helping us to provision and pack the boat. We lost a day or … Continue reading »

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