Always a treat to sail down the Elizabeth River passing the huge Navy ships and then seeing the other shipyards, passing Nauticus, Waterside and Portsmouth. It’s nice to know when you’re finally headed south by passing ICW Mile Maker #1. Only about 1,000 miles to go.
Back in 2007 on our first sail south it seemed there were a half dozen bridges that had to be raised in the Norfolk area. Today there is only one — Gilmerton Bridge. We waited a half hour and transited through, look a right and headed down the creek to spend the night at the Deep Creek Lock to be ready to go through during the first opening. — DJ