"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 24, 2013

May 23 - Great Bridge, VA

Atlantic Yacht Basin

A front is moving through the area in the next few day, which brought us rain most of the day. It was kind of nice having a lazy, lay around day. We will probably stay here until Sunday, when the winds will be more manageable on the Chesapeake. 

We like being at this marina, it's fun to watch the hourly parade of boats going through the bridge. This is a busy time of year for Atlantic Yacht Basin, as the boats migrate north...every available dock space was taken tonight. We had a chance today to catch up with a couple we met earlier this month, on Smiles, and spent time getting to know a few new couples. Tomorrow friends we met in Charleston on Old Spice will return to their boat, so we'll have a chance to visit with them again. I also got a call from Belinda, on Rickshaw, they are coming to the area to visit family tomorrow and we'll have a chance to have dinner and find out what they're up to this year. We met them last spring in Annapolis and had a great time watching the sailboat races. We knew it would feel a little like coming home when we came back to AYB, but we didn't anticipate all these reunions...so fun. We've said it before and I'll say it again, the best part of cruising is getting to know so many wonderful people. 

A picture off our stern...taken last night while we were relaxing after a long day.

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