|Lots of Navy ships in Portsmouth/Norfolk.|
|Navy Ship passing Barge. Weather still wasn't great.|
|Aircraft Carrier with a 500 yard "protection zone" enforced around it.|
About the time we got on course, what little wind there was we found to be dead on our nose again. So, we did a little sailing and a little motor sailing to make reasonable time. At one point near the end of the day's travels the winds died down a bit and we flew the spinnaker again. Still pretty sure I've used this sail more since I've had the boat than it has been used the entire rest of it's life.
We found a nice anchorage location courtesy of Active Captain and after a little debate about where to drop the hook, we anchored for the night. The few times I've anchored out, I've had a hard time choosing an anchorage location. Maybe I just try to be more considerate, but I try not to anchor right in front of a house on the shore or too close to where I think a lot of boat traffic may be (don't want to be inconvenient to others and certainly don't want to be run in to by another boater). By the time we were ready to anchor, the clouds had all parted and it was a nice evening. We grilled up some hamburgers on my Magma rail mounted grill and then were treated to a nice sunset.
|Not a bad place to spend an evening.|
This will be the first night I've spent at anchor on our boat. The anchor seems well set and the weather is calm now, so hopefully it will be an uneventful night. One more day and we should be to our destination.