Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Portsmouth and Tidewater Marina (continued)

Norfolk / Elizabeth River Sunset

I took these pictures of the Norfolk waterfront from the face dock at Tidewater Marina.

Looking across the Elizabeth River at the mouth of the Eastern Branch. You can see the bascule bridge that carries I-264 across the Eastern Branch. The main river and the ICW continue to the right in the foreground.  

A closer view of the dry docks and cranes at the Metro Machine Corp. shipyard, which occupies the point of land between the main river and the Eastern Branch. The Navy ship in the left-hand dry dock is the USS Kauffman, FFG-59, an Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate. The right-hand dry dock is named Speede, and the Metro Machine internet link below has an interesting set of pictures showing Speede being built and operated.

Looking across the Elizabeth River as the sun sets behind me, reflecting off a building in Norfolk.   The heart of downtown Norfolk at sunset. The white mega yacht in the middle of the picture is Seafair, a floating art gallery that is cruising the East Coast to sell major works of art. Access is by invitation only, and you need very deep pockets.

The schooner American Rover, a fixture on the Norfolk waterfront. The schooner offers popular day and evening cruises for tourists. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

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