Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500
Starting Out (continued)
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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