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Old 09-02-2007
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Portsmouth, VA to Fishing Bay

Getting an early start, we upped anchor at 6:30 and headed for the trip north up the Chesepeake. Had couple of barges and container ships to deal with, but otherwise we were the first out. Once into Hampton Roads we met 4 foot seas and head winds, which were soon compounded by the overtaking container ship wake. Jon experienced his first "oh sh*t" moment as he bounced around like a rubber duck in the confused seas. At one point I actually saw the forefoot of his keel. Once into the bay proper though, things steady out a bit and the day went by quickly as we made good time. Jon's second "oh sh*t" moment came later, when he almost went into 2 foot of water. Since this is part delivery, and part learning experience, I let him lead for the day. Except for that one moment, he did a fine job of getting us to our anchorage for the night.

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