Cruising on Alexia

An informal update of our travels for Family and Friends

05 September 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
27 June 2013
20 June 2013 | William wears kneepads to protect from the heat of the deck
17 June 2013 | Torrential rain for six hours
13 June 2013 | Herring Bay off Chesapeake Bay
08 June 2013 | Miles River, Maryland
08 June 2013 | Amelia at the helm with a helping hand from DAD
28 May 2013 | Just a short half mile journey across the River
27 May 2013 | Free dockage at the city marina
24 May 2013 | Narrow and shallow
24 May 2013 | Visitor Centre Dock
24 May 2013 | We're at the top
24 May 2013 | Going up
24 May 2013 | The gates close behind us

Arrival in Norfolk VA

28 May 2013 | Just a short half mile journey across the River
We take a slip at the Waterside Marina
We relocate across the river today, less than half a mile, to Norfolk VA where we have a slip reservation at the Waterside Marina.

The Marina is within walking distance of town with its farmers market, botanical gardens, WW11 battleship - just too many things - we need weeks here !! Right next to the marina is a very well developed waterfront area with water fountains, restaurants, shops, a beautifully manicured public garden with shaded seating to enjoy the views.

Although we stayed for two days we really didn't manage to see as much as we would have liked and it is definitely on our list for a return visit next season.

Alexia sits quietly minding her own business under the watchful eye of three warships.
Vessel Name: Alexia
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 42 built in 1998. She's extremely comfortable aboard with two ensuite cabins. Endless useful equipment like microwave, bilge pump counter, bowthrusters, Mastervolt generator, air conditioning, 12v freezer,
Hailing Port: London, United Kingdom
Crew: William Spouse and Frances Rogers
About: William has been a competitive sailor most of his life and introduced Frances to the boating life 29 years ago. In that time they have chartered many sailboats in Europe and the Caribbean finally purchasing Alexia in 2007.