After waiting out the winds and freezing temperatures in the lower Potomac, we were in a mood to get south before the next front of winds came through.
We made two long days travelling to Norfolk, passing by many interesting places like Yorktown and Jamestown without stopping. Maybe we’ll do a road trip to see them this winter. They are only a few hours from our winter marina.
We anchored in the Deltaville area between our two travel days. It was up a creek in a neighborhood. It is a little wierd anchoring next to someone’s front yard, but as long as you don’t attempt to go ashore, it is very accepted.
In our navigational softward, Navionics, there are anchorages marked. I also keep an eye in Nebo on people we know, to see where they have anchored. When I see them in an anchorage, I will drop an anchor “pin” into Navionics so we can find that place again when we need it.
You know, you can see where we are by clicking this link from Nebo.
The seas were much better on these legs of the Chesapeake compared to when we came from Annapolis to Solomons Island. We saw a few dolphin and a lot of big ships.
Since the weather was so good, there were a LOT of boats making the move at the same time.
As we pulled into Norfolk, it was a bit intimidating to go by all the Navy ships, but very exciting.
We stayed one night at Tidewater marina which is in Portsmouth, VA, across the river from downtown Norfolk.
We had a Walmart grocery delivery scheduled and had to plan our day to arrive in time. It all worked out beautifully. We are fairly new to having groceries delivered and it seems like a very wonderful thing.