The Largest Crane!

Cranes of Norfolk

Hi Girls & Guys: This blurb is about the cranes of Norfolk VA. In all my travels to east coast ports I have yet to see more cranes or bigger cranes than in Norfolk. Even large ports like New York City can not compare to Norfolk! I have been busy sailing New England this summer but will catch up on the blurbs as the summer winds down!

Ships of Norfolk

Hi Girls & Guys: The Ships of Norfolk are a lot like the cranes they are everywhere. In all my port callings on the East Coast of the USA this is by far the busiest port with the largest variety of ships, military & merchant. Though the US Navy ships are the most numerous and their repair facilities are everywhere. In every backwater creek you see ships being scrapped, ships in dry-dock, ships loading and unloading salt, sulphur, coal, and containers of just about everything.

Annapolis to Norfolk VA

Hi Girls & Guys: This leg of the journey will take us to the largest Naval Port in the world Norfolk VA! My father was stationed in Norfolk during WWII. I get goose bumps when we pass in front of the Attack Carriers, probably due to my service in the Navy stationed in Attack squadron 155 onboard the attack carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA - 43) AKA Coral Maru. The trip down from Annapolis was fickle like the winds of the Chesapeake.

2nd Segment Chesapeake City to Annapolis

Hi Girls & Guys: As promised a 2nd segment! The suns setting and rising in these pics say it all! The moonrise is at the anchorage in front of the Naval Academy. Boats of all sizes were anchored there!The sailing was great but a little benign in comparision to Newport, Block Island, Nantucket, P-Town, and Edgartown. Sailing with the Tango II in Nantucket sound can not compare to the Chesapeake Bay!