CT to GA Day 7
Layover in Hampton, VA
We will spend a couple of days here in Hampton, VA... four reasons...
1) Spend some time with our great friends here in the area.
2) Need to replace a freeze plug in the port engine turbo... has a small pinhole leak and is bubbling coolant when engine is running.
3) The Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge is undergoing maintenance and in the closed position. Only open before 0700, 1130 - 1330 and after 1730.
No maintenance on Saturday and Sunday and will be open as normal. We could easily make the mid-day hours when the bridge will be open but we have been through this same situation in the past and during the mid-day hours there are many boats trying to go north and south all waiting at the bridge... would rather just avoid it all together.
4) Two Bridges south of Norfolk... the Centerville Turnpike Bridge and the North Landing Bridge open on demand on weekends rather than their normal restricted schedule on the hour and half hour. The restricted schedule is a pain because of the distance between them and our speed... we cannot make it from one bridge to the other in 30 minutes... takes us about 36 minutes so we end up slowing way down and taking an hour between the two bridges... not an issue on the weekends.