"2003- November 1 Down the Bay to Hampton Roads" Hampton Travelogue by grandmaR

Hampton Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 134 photos

Went by Wolf Trap light (above) and Bob watered the batteries. Called Old Point Comfort and canceled and called Tidewater for a slip.

In another travelogue are the photos taken passing: Old Point Comfort

We pass the aircraft carrier section of the Norfolk Navy Base - the aircraft carriers Ronald Regan #76 and another one. We can read the name on the R. Regan. Going by the Norfolk Naval base we saw many more Navy ships - shown two below with a channel marker

My camera has an annoying hair that appears in the pictures intermittently - mostly in photos with a lot of nice sky and clouds. I can't see it or clean it off externally, so it must be somewhere inside. Now that we are underway it's going to be hard to give it up, and also to be able to send it in for cleaning.

We also passed Ft. Wool (formerly Fort Calhoon). This is a fort which was built on fill land where ships used to dump their ballast. Robert E. Lee was given the job of stablizing it when he was stationed at Fort Monroe. I have a tip on Fort Wool under Hampton because aside from the fact that it is on the Norfolk side of the channel, it belongs to the city of Hampton.

More Navy ships- Bob thinks one of them is the USS Cole that was blown up. The Cole got underway from Norfolk a couple of days later (I saw in the news) so that's a definate possibility.

We saw a heliocopter and a big thing which appeared to be a container of some kind floating in the water.

And we came down alongside Craney Point on the west side of the river.

For the next pictures, see Arriving in Portsmouth.

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