North on the ICW to Norfolk - Down the creek with a paddle
Date 2200 Wednesday 1 February 2012
With a booked opening of the Rise Bridge for 12:15, having given the required 24hrs notice, fuel taken on board and Gary having arrived to help crew set off from the Atlantic Yacht Basin ready to take the 11:00 opening of the Great Bridge Lock and Bridge.
‘The best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men gang aft
agley’ and all that. Getting through Greta Bridge Lock at 11:00 was
fairly critical in order to make the 5nm to
We eventually cleared at 11:20 and made best speed to Iron Bridge whose keeper kindly delayed the opening and arrived at the High Level Bridge on Interstate 84 at 12:20 in time to watch an agonisingly slow opening of one half followed by the other. Oh the satisfaction of knowing that thousands of vehicles stationary on I84 really hated us!
Other than a wait of 20 minutes for a train at the
A trip to West Marine for charts to cover the journey, an amazing deli sandwich, pastrami on swirly patterned bread, and my first visit to Costco with G&G for provisioning finished off the day. Stowing the goodies without the mate’s expertise was a challenge.