The guys that were trying to move the tree gave it their best effort but were unsuccessful. They’ll be bringing in a crane to clear it on January 2nd. So we left the Dismal Swamp Canal and North Carolina and motored back to Norfolk to head back south via Virginia Cut. Currently we’re tied up at the courtesy dock at Great Bridge.
It is said that the hardest thing to keep on a boat is a schedule. When we planned to leave on the morning of the 28th, I expected to be docked in this location on the afternoon of the 29th. We left 12 hours early and arrived here 48 hours late… argh.
But tomorrow begins a whole new year and with it, hopefully, a turn in our luck for this particular trip as well. Seriously, though, as 2012 comes to a close, we are thankful an amazing year of adventure and new experiences. Happy New Year, everyone!