Left Hampton Public Piers before sunrise. Crossing Hampton roads, dodging freighters, tugs, pilot vessels, Navy police boats etc.
Arrived at Gilmerton Bridge for 0930 opening idled until 1040 because of a train which finally arrived at 1020! Surprised by the arrival of s/v Mavi, a Bayfield 36 hailing from Canada, at Gilmerton Bridge.
Finally made the 1250 locking at Great Bridge Lock. Original target was the 0950 locking. The Great Bridge, immediately below the lock synchronizes its opening with the lock.
Plan was to reach Coinjock, but plans are not for sailors. Anchored across from marker 31 above Pungo Ferry.