Hampton, VA to Pungo Ferry

Left Hampton Public Piers before sunrise. Crossing Hampton roads, dodging freighters, tugs, pilot vessels, Navy police boats etc.

Similar to my first liveaboard – USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Norfolk Waterside


Passing ICW mile marker 0 – Buoy 36

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.

s/v Mavi waiting for 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.

Great Bridge Lock

Plan was to reach Coinjock, but plans are not for sailors. Anchored across from marker 31 above Pungo Ferry.

Anchored above Pungo Ferry, rain overtaking daylight.
A summary of today’s travels. I anchored at the little sailboat icon to the left of Haynes Creek.