Category Archives: Florida to Virginia

Day 35.   Tangier Island, weather bound again

It blew hard and rained this morning and while it was just ok this afternoon we decided to wait another day. It looks like better weather tomorrow to cover the 70 miles to Annapolis where we will catch up with … Continue reading

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Day 34.  Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay

Thank you Portsmouth and Norfolk, although your weather delayed us, it was fortuitous as we were amazed by your features and your people were magnanimous with their hospitality. We left Portsmouth at 7.30am in ideal conditions with no wind and … Continue reading

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Day 33.  Portsmouth, not real tropical

  Check out the 8am weather screen shot capturing that we are experiencing our briskest morning yet. The lower figure of -5 is the ambient temperature taking into account windchill. To compound the experience it was an extremely high tide … Continue reading

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Day 32. Portsmouth, socialising

The small craft advisory weather warning is still in place, reduced back from Tuesday night to Monday night. But Tuesday still has 15-20 knots and from the North together with a leftover sea. So our departure now looks like Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Day 32.   Still weather bound in Portsmouth

         We made a tough decision to stay put again today even though there was a 6 hour window of reasonable conditions this afternoon.  It blew hard overnight, 45  knots at times and continued through to midday. … Continue reading

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Day 30.  Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA

Gracie slumming it with Eider at the Portsmouth free dock basin outside the Renaissance Hotel. We took the ferry across to Norfolk to checkout the battleship USS Wisconsin and the Nauticus Museum. TJ and Julie came by in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Day 28.  Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia section.

Our flotilla of Harmony, Cellar Door and Gracie at the Welcome Centre of the Great Dismal Swamp State Park. This place would be even more beautiful in Fall/Autumn when the leaves change color. There used to be a pub called … Continue reading

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