Old Point Comfort
12 June 2010
We have spent two days anchored here, both days we were the only boat to stay all day. It is a good fair weather anchorage and was named Point Comfort by Captain John Smith when he first arrived at the mouth of the James River in 1607. Obviously he thought it was a good anchorage too. In fact he is said to have commented that "this would be a fine place for a castle". Ultimately though his party headed up the James River and settled there. The photo shows the boats docked at Old Point Comfort Marina - for military personnel only. The large building is the historic Chamberlain Hotel - we had lunch there - it was fabulous!