Our original plan was to stay here until Memorial Day before retuning to our home marina at Salt Ponds. We were not here long when we learned from our good friend in Salt Ponds, Tom Pantelides, that "they" (The City) were getting ready to dredge the inside Marina channel. (And it would, hopefully be done by the "middle of June."
This was NOT good news. In the past we had encountered the dredge at the entrance to Salt Ponds, and getting by it was a mean trick. However, inside the marina, it will be a trick of a different color altogether. No longer can the dredge dump the sand on the nearby beach. So there will have to be a barge to receive the sand. Thus to get to our slip we will have to negotiate a narrow channel getting past a dredge and barge. YOW.
We could easily imagine leaving here and being unable to enter the marina at Salt Ponds. Do we stay here longer? Right, but the Cape Charles Marina is sold out for the Memorial Day weekend. To solve this problem we ended up becoming semi-permanent residents here (and Salt Ponds).
Hence the Move illustrated at the left.
With the help of Dennis H, our car was moved here, which means no more of those "Entertaining" Golf Cart rides. So Sad. Having the car here also allows us to go back to Greenville for doctor appointments and such. Our first such patriation to NC will be the first week in June. Of course, not being able to drive two cars, Dennis' car was left behind across the bay at Salt Ponds.
Our son Chris and lovely wife Kim visited us on their anniversary. We had planned to put them up in the suites connected with the Marina, but forgot that given any weekend there is a wedding reception at the marina's restaurant, AQUA. The result is there is no room in the Inn on weekends. And they were visiting on a weekend.
Kay discovered Cape Charles Blue
A small hotel downtown which has been elaborately redone, changing 12 rooms into 6 suites of 750 square feet each (see picture from Kim). Very nice.
We all ended up eating at AQUA in celebration of their anniversary and Mother's Day. Thus causing a battle of the Titans as to who would pay. (Be assured that neither Kim or I rank as Titans.) The next day, Sunday, when Chris and Kim left, they solved the problem as to how to get Dennis back to his car in Salt Ponds, after having left it there to bring us our car, by taking him there on their way home.