In Coinjock we docked by a pier stretched along the ICW. The ICW in this area is only a ditch and in Coinjock it isn't even wide. We had traffic like this passing within feet of Interlude all night.
Near the end of the ICW we entered a ditch-like area cut from a forest. The ditch was lined with tree stumps making passage difficult and dangerous. Interlude made it through without problems.
In Norfolk there is a cluster of every type of bridge you can imagine. Here we are stopped for half a hour while a train passes. This was just the first of a dozen bridges that needed to be navigated in a schedule.
This is a series of lift bridges. The far bridge is up and the near bridge is being raised for us. They are tremendously big and high so that major Navy ships can pass under them.
We passed what appeared to be a mothball area for naval ships. This line of ships included probably 20 ships of all different classes, sizes and shapes.
Not far from the mothball area was an active naval ship area which included this aircraft carrier, another major warship in dry-dock, and a third under construction and fully shrouded in scaffolding.
Plunging along into Chesapeake Bay--our first stop is Cambridge. Lisa and JJ joined us in Norfolk, and here we are eating lunch in Cambridge at a pleasant alfresco spot. Note that the weather has finally improved.
We spent the afternoon exploring Cambridge by dinghy.
In the Cambridge marina, there were dozens of Mallard ducks which entertained us.