Mad'Em Cait / Bristol 41.1

11 May 2013 | New Park, PA
11 May 2013 | Coming up past Naval yard
11 May 2013 | Norfolk, Va.
11 May 2013 | Great Bridge Lock, VA.
11 May 2013 | Great Bridge Lock
09 May 2013 | Virginia
09 May 2013 | North Carolina
09 May 2013 | North Carolina
08 May 2013 | Alligator River-Pungo River Canal
08 May 2013 | North Carolina
08 May 2013 | Goose Creek
07 May 2013 | Off of Bay River, N.C.
07 May 2013 | North Carolina
07 May 2013 | North of Mile Hammock, N.C.
07 May 2013 | North Carolina
06 May 2013 | North Carolina
06 May 2013 | North Carolina
06 May 2013 | Sunrise at Carolina Shores
05 May 2013 | Carolina Shores, N.c.
05 May 2013 | Carolina Shores, N.c.

Home Sweet Home

11 May 2013 | New Park, PA
Last night we anchored up the Great Wicomico River in Mill Creek. We got up early once again and hightailed it up the bay. We arrived at Chalkpoint Marina at 4:30 p.m. today and avoided a few thundershowers. We are happy to back home.
This is a photo of our home in Pa. Time to get back to mow grass!

Yesterday, May 10, 2013

11 May 2013 | Coming up past Naval yard
This is a photo of a huge Naval ship being worked on. The EPA says that boats need to be contained (with a tent) so the environment isn't tainted. This tent was so huge.

Yesterday, May 10, 2013

11 May 2013 | Norfolk, Va.
This picture is a dual bridge. One bridge for the railroad....which was moving as we approached. The other is for autos. We got to wait for both to open.

Yesterday, May 10, 2013

11 May 2013 | Great Bridge Lock, VA.
We are leaving the lock in this photo.

Yesterday, May 10, 2013

11 May 2013 | Great Bridge Lock
We had another new experience yesterday morning when we started the day. A barge was being towed (pushed) up the ICW and was coming on strong to make the 8 a.m. bridge, to make the Great Bridge Lock, and the next bridge at 9 a.m. which is exactly what we had planned to do. So here we were awaiting the 1st bridge and rules of the road say that you must let the barge go first. The barge had to be put in the Lock first and then we pleasure boats got to load up.
The photo was us along side of the barge in the Great Bridge Lock.

Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal

09 May 2013 | Virginia
So there are turtles here too! As we were coming up the canal, we encountered several sightings.
We started the day at 6:02 this morning and did over 70 miles up to the Atlantic Yacht Basin Marina. We arrived at 4 p.m. and were so happy to get real showers.
Today we navigated the Albemarle Sound and then did the Currituck Sound on up into the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal. Tomorrow a.m. we will have a bridge 1st thing, the Great Bridge Lock, then another bridge before we enter the Chesapeake Bay.
Vessel Name: Mad'Em Cait
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41.1
Hailing Port: West River, Md
Crew: Dan & Ame Buttorff
About: Many years of sailing and now we are explorers! We're heading for warmer temperatures this winter!
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Enjoying the next phase in life!

Who: Dan & Ame Buttorff
Port: West River, Md