11/3/20: Finally in the ICW
Yes, despite all our plans to escape the Bay, we got stalled by weather in Hampton. Six nights worth of stall. Actually, at least a couple of days were due to the injured Gilmerton Bridge downriver near Norfolk. A runaway barge crammed into the railroad portion, rendering it useless for at least two full days. So all of us ICW'ers were stuck until it was repaired.And it was. And the winds calmed. So today off we went the 60 miles to Coinjock, NC.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful fall cruising day. Clear, crisp, gorgeous blue skies and smooth water. Enjoy the photos.
|Ships of all shapes and sizes cover the waterfronts of the Hampton Roads region.|
|The Gilmerton Bridge was back to normal.|
|Heading into the Great Lock.|
|Mind those lines!|
|The last boat enters the lock and the gates close. The difference in water levels is minimal compared to other locks. We dropped a few inches at most.|
|Leaving the Great Lock for the timed opening of Great Lock Bridge. The dance occurs hourly. If you miss it, you wait.|