Back at Hospital Point
30 October 2007 | Hospital Point in Portsmouth, VA
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Well here we are back at Hospital Point in Portsmouth, VA. The red light flashing a little ways away is on red buoy #36 which marks Mile Zero on the East Coast Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). We are sharing this anchorage with over 30 other boats that when the sun comes up tomorrow, will be doing the same thing we are doing: heading south. So tomorrow morning, we'll be heading down the Ditch (ICW) with a lot of company.
Coming through Hampton Roads this morning was no big deal. So what if it's the world's largest Navy base. We only met one Navy ship today and it was only a small aircraft carrier. Of course this was the 4th time we have come through this area so maybe understanding how the game is played here had something to do relieving the tension. Truthfully, Hampton Roads is one confusing piece of water. There is a lot of ship, barge and tug traffic and it comes at you from all directions. But today, I figured out how to handle it. I gave Patti the wheel and I went below and fixed lunch. By the time I had lunch ready, we were passed the worst part. As I said, no problem!