Would it be possible to day sail it down? In other words, take a weekend and move the boat from St Leonard to Deltaville. Leave it in D-ville for a couple of weekends, then come back and move it from D-Ville to Great Bridge. Two more weeks and go from Great Bridge to, say, somewhere in Northern NC - and so on. You would be paying transient rates at marinas rather than long term, but you could probably negotiate (I hear some rumors about the economy affecting marinas, but not mine
The advantages, though, are that you still get some boat time in and you get to see that portion of the ICW.