We are at the dock at Fishing Bay Yacht Club (absolutely to die for) when:
We looked up and anchored right next to us is Joe and Mary Ellen (DALLY CALLY) who we have not seen since Allan Cay. Then Bill came down to the dock (CHARISMA) who we have not seen since Bimini. And then on the VHF we were called by Charlie and Jenny (LADY) who we have not spoken to since we had dinner together in St Augustine.
These surprise reunions make cruising all the more fun!
04/30/2008, Hospital Point, VA
Last night several boats arrived in Norfolk having completed the ICW, and that deserved a party!!
The highlight of the gathering which took place on our boat was a cake baked by Bev (CHESSIE) which evoked a lot of good smiles and laughs from Roman, Ulha, Jack and the two of us.
It was a good cake!
We stopped at the visitors center part way thru the dismal swamp and very quickly heard on the radio that we were virtually surrounded by tornado warnings.
The 5 boats quickly put out multiple lines, extra fenders, removed canvas tightened down on the sheets etc. Fortunately within a few hours, the warnings were removed.
Unfortunately, just 30 miles away, a class 3-4 tornado struck and injured 200+ and destroyed many homes, schools and churches.
Thank you Scott for asking about our welfare. We are now in Norfolk and headed to Deltaville in the morning.