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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Early to Bed

Yesterday we hit the hay early, but then could not sleep through the whole night.  So we were up early this morning and underway before sunrise.  We came across two of the Ward’s tugs, ‘Gramme’ coming out of Norfolk and ‘Captain Johnny’ at the Purdue docks.  There was only a little bit of other tug traffic, the dredge was put away for Sunday, the railroad bridges had not yet begun operating, and there was not much of a wait at the Gilmerton Bridge.  All these things made it a smooth transit for us through Norfolk/Portsmouth.

We opted to pull over after Deep Creek Lock to grab some lunch, but tarried too long, ruining our chances to make the last locking at South Lock.  As a result, we rafted up at the Dismal Swamp Visitor’s Center with ‘Southern Cross,’ a Morgan ketch.  There are four boats here now, including us.  A slow but beautiful day on the Dismal Swamp Canal.

We signed in and chatted with the ladies at the Visitor’s Center, went for our walk, took our showers, and had dinner.  It is not yet 6 pm and we are ready to hit the hay again.  This is becoming a vicious cycle.  One I hope we break in Elizabeth City.

I still have yet to do dishes and figure out how to get this posted.  Myron can update our position when he wakes up, probably at 3 am again.

Love to all,

{GMST}36°30.43'N|076°21.35'W|10/11/2015|6:56 PM{GEND}

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