From Bellhaven, NC we anchor out on the Alligator River (6/6). Matt and the boys jump out for an early morning swim before we head to Coinjock (the ICW guide says the alligators departed long ago but I have Matt jump in first just in case). We have great wind and sail up the Alligator River.
We arrive in Coinjock just in time to go into the tavern, order homemade potato chips and drinks and catch California Chrome’s unfortunate defeat. The next day, we cross over into VA (6/8) and spend a day in Portsmouth.
By the time we get to Irvington, VA we are pretty beat. We stay at The Tides Resort for a few days to recover. We enroll the boys in a sailing class which they love. Joshua, of course, attempts to tip the boat over. [the boys in the two yellow life jackets are ours}. After that, we head to Solomon’s Island, MD on June 12. One more day and we will make it to Annapolis!