Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 29 Portsmouth to Tides Inn, VA

We departed Portsmouth, VA (not Ohio!) at 740. We had to go through a long no wake zone by all the Navy Yards,  we entered the bay and headed north at 20 knots.  We tied up at the Tides Inn at 1230. Total miles today 67, to date 1292.   New floating docks and great dockmasters.  9 miles off the bay up the Rappahanock River to Carters Creek.  Our second time here.

As we left Norfolk we noted the coal offloading docks.  Coal is shipped from WVa to Norfolk and loaded on ships to the far east, a billion dollar business.

Love these lighthouses, now abandoned in the Chesapeake.
Beautiful homes along the waterway.
We found a vineyard in Irvington, VA, near the Tides Inn. How can you miss it with these corkscrews marking the way.
The winery is the Dog and Oyster.  WE bicycled  there but still enjoyed the tasting.  Not Napa mind you but very enjoyable.

Beautiful resort at the Tides Inn.
Island Hopper at the Marina.
 I found another maritime museum, free as well.


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