"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk was a good stop, we were there with George and Kathy on "Spey"   Two other loopers were also at Waterside Marina in Norfolk, Gerry & Linda on "Monk's Vineyard" and Ron & Bev on Sea Venture" .  It was good to see them.  Gerry & Linda had  a rental car and were kind enough to give Jim a ride to the local West Marine store.

Dinner was at Hooters, it is right next to the marina.  I have never been to a Hooters, that was interesting, and the food was good.  The picture to the left is of the shopping area next to Waterside Marina.  We had an unwanted visitor at 3:00 in the morning, there were 3 teens hanging out around the docks, one of them decided to board our boat, which instantly woke us up. Needless to say, Jim had a few choice words for this young adult and he quicky got off the boat.

While in Norfolk we went to Nauticus, which is  part Navy museum and part ocean kind of info.  We toured the USS Wisconsin, the next 2 pictures show that.

These pictures were from the ocean part of the museum, top and bottom.

We left Norfolk on Tuesday and headed to Hampton, VA


Anonymous said...

Hi Travelers, Good to hear from you again. Bet that "visitor" couldn't run off fast enough with his pants dragging between his legs. Were you able to go back to sleep? Summer is here but we have had lots of rainstorms. In fact, electric went off on Memorial Day evening--four hours and of course, I was watching a show. Surgery is scheduled for June 15--a bit anxious about the rehab part. Have fun, be safe. Sheron

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim and Mary. I posted comments yesterday that must be lost in blog-o-sphere! We continue to enjoy your pix. The photos showing the landscape reflection in the water were georgeous!
Hard to believe that you're in VA, given it seems so recent that you were in the Keys.
Anyway, the uninvited visitor on the boat, Jim is scary during the day, can you imagine all that scariness at night when he is looking all ragged and stuff....smile. Anyway, glad that was just an annoyance and no more.
The summer chaos has started here with soccer camp, football conditioning, softball and prep for the dance recital. And here I thought you got to relax, silly me!
Safe travels!
Hugs and kisses.
Love, Sue and crew...