Our insurance company is a little off the mark, it won't let us go below Cape Hatteras, in North Carolina, until Dec. 1. We are about 100 miles north of their now and today we woke up to ice on the waterway, and the temperature was 4 degrees Celcius in the cabin. Surely hurricanes won't appear when the air temperature is at the freezing mark!!! There was a big system that came through from the north and the cold air is here for a few days, Barry checked the weather and on Thursday it is supposed to be 70 degrees Farenheit or about 19 C., a southerly must be headed this way.
We really enjoyed our time at the Rebel Marina and would recommend it to anyone in the area. We paid $1/ft/ night and they had a great kitchen area. I took advantage of it and baked my Christmas cakes using their propane for the 3 hour cooking time needed. It is a small Marina, family run, they don't advertise, word of mouth makes it certain they only get the type of people they want in their. We used their courtesy car to get boat bits and groceries and they even had a loaner GPS to help negotiate the freeways.
We are using "The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Miami, A Cockpit Cruising Handbook" by Jan and Bill Moeller. It is a small guide with few pictures and has references to bridges, anchorages and marinas by the mile number along the waterway.
Portsmouth 36*50.1 N X 76*17.8 W
We tied up for free at the High Landing, no reservations, first come, first serve.
Ferry service across to Norfolk stops here.
Grocery store about 3km away.
Great Bridge Town Dock 36*43.2 N X 76*14.4 W
We tied up for free. Garbage disposal available.
24 hour mooring allowed. Fuel and groceries within 1/2 mile.
Mile 28.8 below Red Marker 42 36*36.4 N X 76*03.4 W
Anchored just outside the channel. Great holding, no wind
No services, out in the middle of nowhere.