Caduceus is Swahili for Boomerang

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Wed 11 Jul 2012 14:15

Position           36:51.14N 076:17.89W

Date                1515 Wednesday 11 July 2012


According to Gary Caduceus means Boomerang in Swahili.  Notwithstanding the fact that we keep pitching up at their dock they seem pleased to see us.  Perhaps it is the excitement of not knowing if we will demolish the dock boxes ( hit with anchors during 65knot gusts during our first visit in ay 2011) or whether our bow thruster will fail.


The sail from Fishing Bay was one of those days that you remember, a steady 15 to 18 knots on the beam giving a fast reach with no sea and a favourable current giving hourly run distances between 8 and 9 nm.


The entry into Norfolk was interesting as we dodged tugs to wind dead submarines, tugs with barges loaded with containers, dredgers and the odd container ship manoeuvring slowly into the channel.



We eased gently backwards into our berth at 1515 to keep the anchors well away from the new dock boxes.


The remainder of the week were spent provisioning, a monster shop on Friday, taking advantage of a reliable WiFi link and generally getting ready for a Sunday departure for Cape Cod.  There was also, of course, some very pleasant socialising.


We are told that this is cool week compared with last week.  Daily temperatures in the 90’s are however not that to which we are used!  Head north for the cool.