Southbound Day 11 - New York to Norfolk 3 - Arrival in Norfolk
Position 36:51.14N 076:17.89W
Date 1410 Friday 21 September 2012
It must be the land breeze effect. Just after midnight a sailable
breeze came up from the
I did at least manage one exchange on VHF to ascertain what speed it was doing as it came up through the south channel through the Bridge Tunnel and we coasted the required 500 yards away as it passed. We did have a second encounter as by the time that we caught it up off the Naval Base it was performing a 90 degree turn and reversing into its pier with the aid of four tugs and various gun toting small protection craft and we again slowed right down to keep clear.
The wind for once had dropped to almost nothing which made reversing into our berth at Pilot House rather easier than on some previous occasions.
Gary and Greta were on hand to take lines and welcome us, Boomerang
comes back again, and we were secure alongside at 1410, just over 2 days for
the 250 miles from
We had a very pleasant time catching up with Gary and Greta who are having their kitchen refitted. This project has taken on a time dimension of its own and we look forward to being able to provide soup kitchen facilities during our stay here.
Dinner for the foodies out there was Boeuf Stroganoff, postponed from last night and very good, washed down with some half decent Cab Sauv and followed by a very good night’s sleep.
We intend to stay here now until Tuesday when we move around to Little Creek, just inside the Bay Tunnel, where Caduceus is to be hauled out whilst we return to the UK on 29 September ready for our trip to South Africa on 23 October, returning to the USA on 15 November.