This huge tug and barge chugged past us early this morning while docked in Coinjock. What a shock it was to look up and see him approaching in the narrow channel.
With little fanfare the many docked boats began to cast off and continue their journey up the ICW. We had seen this tiny little boat in Roanoke but thought it was just homed there to scoot around the Outer Banks. I wonder if he is doing the loop or just out for a weekend jaunt.
We are really seeing tons of crab trap markers and poor Dan has to work to keep a path between them.
We have seen boaters, rafters, kayakers and swimmers on the ICW but today we saw our first water skier. Funny to catch them right at the posted danger sign for the little abutting channel littered with several wrecks.
More bridges opening for us today but this Centerville Turnpike swivel bridge was kind of neat.
We passed through our first ICW lock today. No problem and nothing like the Panama Canal, just nice and easy.
Although we were headed to Norfolk, VA for the night we ended up across the canal at Plymouth due to a huge festival being held at the marina in Norfolk. Lots of boat traffic all afternoon and a firework show at dark.
This is the USS New York, the ship built from the reclaimed Twin Tower’s steel. It is just across the channel from our dockage and having some work done at the naval shipyard. Notice the armed guard posted under the awning.
Another note on Sam, he and Mardy Fish will be in the finals tomorrow. Imagine that, an all US finals on grass in Europe?? Watch!