Sight seeing in Virginia
This is being written up well after the event, and for the record. For the first time during one of our visits we hired a car. In part this was to enable some searching for hard to find bits for the boat and in part to send a weekend sightseeing around some of the famous locations in the hinterland.
Our 100 amp battery charger cooling fan had failed shortly after
Over the weekend we fitted in visits to
and a harbour with replicas of the three ships which arrived carrying the first original settlers. The whole site was manned by staff in period costume and was very well presented. The day was intermittently wet but this did not spoil our enjoyment and kept the crowds at bay. We understood that the previous day they had had 3,800 children visiting – purgatory!
Day 2 of our expedition took in
Curious to reflect that the French king responsible for this lost his head not many years later.
We were warned that colonial
Meanwhile back at the Pilot House Mike and Anne Hartshorne arrived with
their American friend Kenny. We last saw Mike and Anne in the BVI’s
in Easter 2011 when we recruited them to the OCC. Mike was in the process
of arranging casivac’ing to the
Gary and Greta’s seemed to be a clearing house for OCC activity
and we were delighted to catch up also with Scott and Kitty Kuhner who we met
here last year and who provided us with their excellent cruising notes for
At Gary and Greta’s request Mike and Anne, who were heading for
Deltaville to lay up Nimue whilst they return to the UK, and ourselves heading
for Queens Creek near Deltaville for similar purpose, stayed on for a couple of
extra days to be on hand to greet solo rower Lewis Colam (Sorry no photos and
not sure why). Lewis was rowing from