Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Starting Out (continued)

Atlantic Ocean

Pictures from the start of the 2007 Caribbean 1500:


 
A view of the two lighthouses on Cape Henry as Night Heron exits Chesapeake Bay and enters the Atlantic Ocean. The black-and-white lighthouse on the left is the New Cape Henry Lighthouse, a cast-iron structure that was built in 1881. The smaller lighthouse to the right is the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, a masonry structure that was completed in 1792. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States and is a historic landmark (though it is no longer functional). Both lighthouses are on the grounds of Fort Story, an active U. S. Army base.   Two other Caribbean 1500 boats also entering the ocean. I took this picture just after taking the lighthouse picture.

 
This is our first sunset at sea; the Virginia shoreline is barely visible on the horizon. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  


Follow along with us in the next section, where I provide lots of navigation details.


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