Thursday, October 22, 2009
Recommended or not, Deltaville just wasn’t doing it for us and at 0830 we left.
We bucked a head wind and did a lot of tacking but we made it to the end of Chesapeake Bay today where we turned right and settled in Hampton, Virginia. Goodbye Chesapeake; hello ICW (Intracoastal Waterway)
The ICW, also called “The Ditch” is the waterway that travels from the Chesapeake to Miami. It officially starts in Massachusetts but the heart of the ICW starts at Mile 0 at Norfolk, Virginia and goes to Mile 1,095 in Miami.
We plan to stay in the Hampton area for a few days to take in the sights before heading over to Norfolk were we will hopefully meet up again with Lions Paw. Besides, since our insurance coverage changes considerably if we head south of Norfolk before November 1st, we think it would be best to wait till then.....or maybe not.