May 21, Sunday, Day 41, Hampton VA – Salt Pond Marina, Hampton, VA
Was it really just today that we left downtown Norfolk and headed up river to the beginning of the Chesapeake Bay? It’s been a long, busy day so it seems like that was days ago.
In spite of our concerns regarding a 70 foot yacht semi-blocking the exit of the marina, Dirk once again amazed us both and made it look easy to navigate in a tight space.
We were enjoying the sites on the Elizabeth River and took our time as we saw many more navy ships including 5 air craft carriers.
We also passed by a huge container ship and I thought of Tom Hanks in the Captain Phillips movie.
As we moved out to the bay the wind and wave action picked up and we were really bouncing around for an hour and a half – a little more than was comfortable but we were ok. Dirk is wondering if we wasted money buying me the sea sickness patches!
We are now set up in a slip in Salt Pond Marina, in Hampton, VA. After we got settled we left to rent a car, went shopping, did laundry and set up the v-berth cabin for Wesley’s upcoming visit. We also removed items that came with the boat that we haven’t used – such as two large cushions, a TV screen and a very large wok – it felt good to open up some space. They are now in the community room of the marina with a FREE sign!
The boat will stay here while we head home for Wesley’s graduation from Middlesex Community College and bring him back with us for a week visiting towns along the Chesapeake.