Sunday, May 6, 2012

Norfolk VA...... AGLCA rendezvous

Hello from Virginia, no we didn't skip NC but on my last post I ended with stop River Dunes in Oriental NC.  Well again the plans were changed, we shortened our day and ended up in Morehead City NC for the night (so we thought)!  But once we got into our slip we discovered that our friends Frank and Carrie on Once Around were due into Morehead the following day, hmmmm, since this was where they started their loop this is were they would cross their wake!  We decided to stay another night so we could be here to help celebrate their loop completion.  The funny thing was we were at this same marina when 1 year ago  their beautiful Ocean Alexander was delivered here.

Isn't she beautiful?

Oh yes, and the boat!

So off comes the white AGLCA burgee and on goes the Gold one which signifies you have now completed the Great American Loop.  A huge accomplishment indeed!

Ok, lets celebrate! 

Congratulations guys, and we hope to see you again sometime on the waterways, maybe even the Bahamas.  Have a great trip back to California, we will be looking for you.

We moved on out of Morehead and went past Oriental and on to Belhaven, Dowry Creek where we had been once before it is a very boater friendly marina they have a very nice boaters lounge at the pool house where cocktails are at 5pm.  There we met a couple of boats we were anchored with in Mile Hammock as well as a looper boat that just started their loop a couple of months ago in Florida though they are from St Louis MO

Here is Why Knot leaving Dowry Creek  (Lisa and Darrell) are heading to Norfolk for the rendezvous.  We traveled to Alligator River together since they are taking the Virginia Cut. 

Once at Alligator River we also met another looper that recently began looping from Florida, they are Laura and Ross from NYC on TheZone

The Zone

Now the 3 of us travelled to Coinjock NC funny how that happens, so once in Coinjock we did what loopers do best.............

Here we have Darrell and Lisa (why Knot) and Ross and Laura on (The Zone)

Next stop is Norfolk Va where the AGLCA rendezvous is about to begin, since the Waterside had room for us we decided to spend a night there where we could also meet up with some fellow loopers from our group we hadn't seen in awhile. 

SweetPea in Norfolk

We took the ferry over to Portsmouth to walk around and visit the Mile Marker 0 (marine store)

The Waterside marina

My Way came in for a night but they will be heading out tomorrow as well.

So that's the story and I'm sticking to it. Tomorrow we head out for the Chesapeake Bay

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