|First light in Norfolk|
We left Norfolk at "first light" this morning, in a "parade" with 3 other sailboats and 2 powerboats. Since it was a federal holiday (Columbus Day--how appropriate!), we got a few bridges to open "on demand" as opposed to waiting for "on the hour."
Got to enter (and exit) our first lock, which only raised the water level about 18 inches. NOT the Panama Canal!
Traveled about 50 miles today in 9 hours down the North Landing River and across Currituck Sound to the "hamlet" of Coinjock, NC. We're tied up to the thousand-foot dock here on the ICW. Mega power yachts on one end and we salty sailors on the other end. Going to eat ashore tonight. No galley duty for this first mate.