Day 1 – September 6th, 2015

LITTLE CREEK, VA TO GREAT BRIDGE, VA

 

After many years of dreaming, we finally set sail today for Florida, the Bahamas and beyond. Since I am known in my family as the dreamer, it’s fitting the boat I found for our adventure is named “Reverie”, which is defined as “a dreamlike state”. That’s me.

I always imagined the day we would leave would be picture perfect, after all the planning and preparation we had done, but it was cloudy and spitting rain, with winds blowing 15-20 knots in the bay. Then the engine kept cutting out. So we just put up the jib and sailed through downtown Norfolk, all the way to Great Bridge. We will continue tomorrow or when the engine issue is fixed.

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Ready to go
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Pulling out
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ready for anything, including what I drop overboard
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Having fun now!
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Mile marker one on the ICW. Only a thousand more to go
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Lots of bridges
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And big ships
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Downtown Norfolk
Jordan Bridge
Jordan Bridge
Gilmerton Bridge with adjacent railroad bridge
Gilmerton Bridge with adjacent railroad bridge
Dominion Blvd Bridge
Dominion Blvd Bridge
Waiting for locks to open at Great Bridge
Waiting for locks to open at Great Bridge
Great Bridge Bascule Bridge
Great Bridge Bascule Bridge
Great Bridge Bridge
Great Bridge Bridge

3 thoughts on “Day 1 – September 6th, 2015

  1. Love the blog and I will surely keep up on your progress. I think I saw your boat on our way home from OBX Sunday afternoon. I was heading to take a friend by her house with 4 of us in the car, or I would have stopped to see. We had a limited time frame to get us home, and Lisa had us get off at the wrong exit, so that’s why we went over the bridge in the first place. Anyway, I loved what I now think is seeing your boat on the first day of your journey. We were around there about 4:15-4:40. Enjoy the voyage and adventure.

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