It's Thursday morning and we're on our way from Solomons MD to Norfolk VA. We left at 5:00 a.m. - it's now 6:00 a.m. - and it's dark outside. This is our first experience driving in the dark. Norm has to drive up top from the bridge because the instruments in the pilot house are so bright that they interfere with the ability to see outside - guess that's our next project! He also has to drive with the window panel down so that the instruments up there (which are dimmer) don't reflect from the window. Gotta keep a look out for crab pots. This would all be fine if we were in the balmy tropics, but it's 30-something chilly degrees. Had to dig out those winter gloves and hats. Luckily, the sun will be up in an hour and we'll be enjoying hot oatmeal and pumpkin bread in the pilot house. Can't wait!
It's 11-12 hours to Norfolk. If all goes well, we'll be pulling in before dark. Afterall, that's the point of leaving so early.
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