Our first sailboat
We bought our first sailboat when we lived in Norfolk. It was a homebuilt catamaran on a trailer. I was pregnant. We took it out to sail on a Sunday around my due date and got becalmed in the sea plane landing lane area with no motor and no paddles.
We had to launch the boat and then sail it across to the slip. After I had the baby, a hurricane threatened and my mom had to go help Bob get the boat ready to sail to the other side to haul it. In the picture, Bob is kneeling with his back to us (I was in the car with the baby) and Mom's head is just peeking up over the top of the sail.
We sold the boat and trailer (and the car - a 1949 Plymouth which I now regret geting rid of, but we had three cars at that point -a 1964 (new) Ford station wagon and a 1932 Plymouth 4 door sedan in addition to the 1949 Plymouth) and one of them had to go)when Bob was transferred to Monterey California.
Cape Henry Lighthouse
This historic lighthouse was originally constructed by Alexander Hamilton in 1791 and finished in 1792. In 1881, a newer lighthouse was built on the site. The site sits on an Army base --- Fort Story, east of Norfolk and North of Virginia Beach.
Hampton Roads & Norfolk - Major Port and Navy Town
My husband was stationed in Norfolk from 1960 to 1964. But when we came to Norfolk by boat it gave us a whole different perspective. Norfolk is the zero mile marker where the main part of the ICW begins. It ends up in Key West FLorida. We've traveled this section of the ICW two times in each direction.
As we were crossing Hampton Roads, there were several Navy ships coming back from deployment. I thought we might be on the TV news, because there were helicopters hovering around.
Traveling on the Elizabeth River, one goes past the shipyards. Photo taken the year before 9-11