October 15, 2010 - Norfolk VA, United States
We left Deltaville and headed down the ICW to find some warmth further south. We finally met with snow-birds heading south for the winter, which made the trip more interesting, if crowded. Here we were waiting for the lock to Enter the Dismal swamp canal, early in the morning.
In the lock with other cruisers bound for The Bahamas
Once in the Dismal swamp it was a long days motor down a tree lined canal. A little different to the alternative of rounding cape Hatteras with an opposing wind.
And more to see on the canal than on the open sea.
The canal had some funding to dredge the shallower parts with this pretty mean looking tool.
Whilst under way we had time for some work. Barney installed a new wash down system to jet wash the mud from the anchor when we pulled up black stuff from the bottom.
Di continues with the sewing projects.
Barney also worked hard at his new porn tash. Didn't last long.
Always enjoyed the sunsets in the sheltered anchorages.