the british are coming
26 October 2015
Upon departure from solomons island we sailed down the bay for 58 miles without incident and anchored in deltaville, VA with lots of other snowbirds. It's not much different than the RV parade you see down 95 except we're on the water. We did see our first pelicans and loons of the trip and the weather is ever so slowly getting warmer.
A lazy morning of french toast and bacon led to a departure around 10am for a shorter day which included more sailing. We appreciate being able to sail as once we hit the icw it will be motoring all the way! Decided not to go into Norfolk and spent the night just north hoping to see planes practicing as we anchored next to Langley AFB but no air show as it was Saturday. Greg made his first dinner as he is having cooking lessons this trip. It was a chicken pasta and quite tasty so there may be hope for him after all.
The morning of 10/25 had us heading for our free slip at Hampton public piers which Paula got a coupon for at the Annapolis boat show in her never ending search for a deal. Turned out to be a great deal as the slips are very convenient to town and they have loaner bikes, town wifi, showers and laundry. All the things a sailor cherishes as much as rum. There was also a revolutionary reenactment going on and the harbor was smoking, literally.
We chatted with boat neighbors, rode our bikes to grocery store and went to dinner at the taphouse. Greg tried about 5 beers before making a decision and Paula liked their pineapple cider the best. great place to stop and we will certainly return when we pass through again. Tomorrow takes us through Norfolk and into the ditch for lots of motoring.