|Portsmouth VA docked near Olde Town...great place|
Buddy Boat Cutter Loose, Island Spirit, and Team Leader Catspaw
Here in Portsmouth, VA, we always take a few days and enjoy the Olde Towne with great restaurants, pubs, bakeries and movie theater. We rode the paddle wheel ferry over to the Norfolk side of the Elizabeth River at Watersides and walked to the mall where we were overwhelmed by the USA marketing machine. We bought nothing....because we need nothing...yet it was still fun to act like you were shopping for something that you really didn't need. Cruising does change your perspective on what is really needed, and this trip into an upscale mega mall reminded us of just how much we have been changed by this year afloat.
|The final run NORTH up the Chesapeake Bay|
With that situation, we simply remained at dock for 4 days in Portsmouth, waiting for the winds to move to the East which they will do tomorrow, Monday. So we will depart for our final push up the Bay which we plan in 2 long 75 mile days or 3 50 mile days. Either way, we will be back "HOME" in Rock Hall, MD by mid week. The journey's end is in sight.....and what a truly wonderful trip it has been....
Photos of Portsmouth
|Radeen at Great Bridge Lock|
|Overview of a loaded barge at dock with a crane off loading gravel|
Check out the scale of this photo...then look at next picture close up!
'HEY BOSS.....This is going to take a while!"
I wonder how long it takes to off load a barge of gravel one scoop at a time?!
|Railroad Bridge and Gilmerton Lift Bridge arriving Norfolk VA|
|The harbor is large, commercial and so busy, very interesting section|
|Our Portsmouth VA docking location along the city wall with Cutter Loose & Catspaw|
|Patrica on Cutter Loose prepared a beautiful french toast breakfast.|
|Coconut Bread from Hope Town, Bahamas, saved for this day...|
Thank you Patricia and Eric, you guys are the fleet's best chefs!