This is yesterday’s post, but I was out of range then, I will post today’s post tomorrow (You get the idea)
We leave Norfolk with a last view of the incongruous, a hokey ferry passing a moored Carrier.
and plunge out into Hampton Roads, a busy maritime thoroughfare.
A jumbo dredger waiting for work.
A Panamax collier unloading.
A couple of wildly misplaced ferries
A trio of Marine Transporters
A hospital ship
And as we pass, a departing Aegis class cruiser, manhandled by a couple of dockyard tugs. In the early morning mist a tugboat’s farewell, fire hoses playing for the smallest of audiences, just the tugs, the cruiser and us.
Warship 94 goes out, Warship 75 comes in. Grey ships on a grey morning the only colour in this world is their signal bunting.
Fifty hard-won windward miles later we are into the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. Taking shelter in Deltaville, our final stop in Virginia, tomorrow into Maryland and 150 miles to the creek.