SC to CT Day 9 and 10
Layover Reedville, VA
We stayed in Reedville two days due to weather... rain and 50 knot winds we were not going anywhere.
Posted at 2:32 PM
SC to CT Day 8
Great Bridge, VA to Reedville, VA
We left the dock at Great Bridge at approximately 0745 to stage for the 0800 opening of the Great Bridge Bridge. We pulled behind another boat that was already waiting for the same opening.
Passed through the bridge and proceeded to the Great Bridge Lock... The lock notified us via VHF that the lock attendants were not helping with lines in the lock and we would have to tie up to the starboard/west wall... We have heard and read various things about the Corona Virus and what other cruisers have faced... but this was the first place we came across any restrictions due to the Corona Virus first hand. We exited the lock and were underway at 0820 bound for Norfolk.
It was dead low tide and slack tide... soon the tide would turn and we would be running against it... we had planned to stop in Norfolk but with he current changing to flood very soon we opted to continue past Norfolk... we would have a favorable current pushing us up the Chesapeake Bay and the weather was great to continue.
We made almost to the Potomac River before we decided to call it a day... windy bad weather was forecast for the next couple of days so we pulled into Reedville, VA to hold up till the weather passed.
We arrived to Fairport Marina and were securely docked at 1815 at N37°49.950’, W076°17.133’
. We traveled today for 10 hours and 30 minutes covering 73.4 nautical miles averaging 7.0 knots.
Posted at 6:52 PM
SC to CT Day 7
Layover Great Bridge, VA
With the weather forecast... winds still blowing 20-25 kts all day today... we decided to stay put for a day here in Great Bridge. Susan plans to walk to grocery and see what fresh produce she can get and I'll catch up on some overdue cabinet design work.
Weather looks better tomorrow as far as winds, but picks up again over the weekend... so, we'll make our way up to Norfolk/Portsmouth area tomorrow and hang there what looks like 2-3 days waiting for winds to subside so we can continue up the Chesapeake Bay.
Lily and Herman decided they wanted to assist writing todays blog entry...
Posted at 10:28 AM