Blogs from Hampton, Virginia, United States, North America


North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton August 17th 2017

On 17 August Mi Hyon and I returned to Langley AFB to formally retire from my second career working for the US Air Force. The first time I retired from active duty and this time around from Civilian Service, surely the last time I will retire. My friends from Air Combat Command provided me a truly memorable send off, for which Mi Hyon and I are eternally grateful. We stayed at Langley AFB FamCamp until we left for New England on 1 September for a two month stay.... read more
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North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton June 6th 2011

The trip from Myrtle Beach went flawless, the weather continued to be mostly sunny and very warm. We stopped in Wrightsville, Beaufort, Belhaven and following the suggestion of Michel Tremblay, we stopped at Coinjock and not like him who had the 32 once prime ribs, I only had the 16 once. We were then in Virginia and respected our insurance regulations. Nous avons eu la chance de pouvoir passer la fin de semaine à Hampton et nous avons eu droit à une hospitalité hors pair à la marina municipale et on nous a assigné une place de choix. Cela aurait été une fin de semaine de rêve pour Robert Perrault. En effet, c’était le festival du BlackBeard Pirate Festival. Batailles entre voiliers avec canons, beaucoup de costumes, concert dans les parcs et les feux d’artifices avec ... read more
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North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton June 22nd 2010

Here are a few pictures taken by Paul while heading north from Miami to Fernandina Beach, Fl. April 2010. Click on full view and click on one of the pics to view.... read more
Looking northwest toward the City of Miami
Clouds over the city of Miami.
Leaving Miami Beach at dawn to head north.

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton May 4th 2010

Made it back to Salt Ponds on Sat. I left the marina after two nights. the weather was better but as always lots of wind. I dreaded going through the Cape Fear River because I knew I was going to have opposing wind and current which means rough water but I wanted to make it to Wrightsville Beach and get a day up when my brother got on the boat. I see why they call it Cape Fear. Very rough and choppy. When the tide changed it became a little less rough but pretty big folllowing sea. Made for an uncomfortable ride and lots of big wheel correction to keep it on course. Took about 2 1/2 hours to get through it then hit a shallow channel at Snows cut. A big trawler passed me just ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton October 24th 2009

Planning on taking off tomorrow on a short hop to Portsmouth, Va. Leave Portsmouth Monday about 7 AM to make the bridges and lock. If everything goes smooth I'll try to make Coinjock NC before dark Monday night. If not I'll hold up in Great Bridge and make Coinjock on Tuesday. The stop after Coinjock will be at anchor in the Allegator River just past Albamarle sound. I have heard that the Ben Sawyer Bridge in SC will be closed from Nov. 13 for 10 days so I'll either have to make it before it closes, wait for 10 days somewhere or head into the ocean to bypass it. The boat is full and I have the charts I need. Friends have been great with feeding me info and updated charts and have saved me a ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton October 23rd 2009

How many hundred dollar bills can you spend per day, getting a boat ready to go south, and still have enough money to go south. That is the question?... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton October 18th 2009

Boat - Catalina 310, 26 HP Universal Deisel engine Equipment - 150 Furling Jib, Chart Plotter, Auto Helm, Hand held GPS, Wind direction indicator, Depth Gauge, Dansforth Anchor, 35# CQR Anchor as main anchor, Dodger, 8 1/2 foot dinghy with 3.3 HP Mercury outboard engine, propane stove and oven, propane grill attached to stern rail, Refrigeration which I don't plan on using except at marinas. Charts, etc- Skipper Bobs Marinas Along The Intercoastal Waterway , Skipper Bobs Anchorages Along the Intercoastal Waterway (plus the internet update), Doziers Atlantic ICW 2009, Doziers Southern 2009 (Florida, The Keys and the Gulf Coast), Boat log of friends that traveled the ICW in the s... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton August 17th 2008

As I have been working on the Peninsula Town Center project in Hampton, VA and have fallen in love with the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Jennifer came up for a long weekend of exploring the tourist attractions, dining, and shopping options. In addition to the natural beauty this area is also wonderful because of the significance in our country's history from early colonial times to the Revolution to the Civil War. We spent our time in Hampton Roads' Seven Cities (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth) and the Virginia Peninsula (Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg). Hampton On our first day we spent visiting Hampton and had dinner and toured that evening with the Jordans. Hampton's claim to fame is that it is the... read more
Visiting Smitty's Better Burger
Good Hope Plantation Kitchen
Tobacco Fields

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton October 25th 2007

Bonjour la gang, Il y a déjà presque un mois que nous sommes partis du lac Champlain et tout se déroule très bien. La température est remarquable avec des chaleurs d’été (pour vous aussi d’ailleurs). À date nous avons descendu le lac et la rivière Champlain puis la rivière Hudson où nous avons re-mâtté à Carleton. Ensuite, cap sur New York où nous avons passé quelques jours le temps de voir un peu de monde… Après cap sur Sandy Hook pour ensuite prendre la mer à 8h00 pm pour se rendre 21 heures plus tard à Cap May. (toujours important d’arriver a la clarté). Le lendemain on remonte la baie du Delaware avec la marée a une vitesse de 7-8 nœuds. Nous avons eu le temps de parcourir toute la baie ainsi que le CD canal. ... read more
canal champlain
Le re-mâttage
Deux valent mieux qu'un

North America » United States » Virginia » Hampton September 7th 2006

So, my first blog, where to start? Well, my Dad is in the military and my family and I have lived in many states of the US as well as Japan. (But I'll get to that in a sec) When I was about 9ish me and my Family went to the Dominican Republic for a mission trip, shortly after we moved to Japan. After we moved there, thats when the travel bug really bit me! We then vacationed down to Austrailia for some of the best days of my life! After we moved back to the states I went on another mission trip, this trime to Guatemala and this time, by myself. A totally awsome experience doing my favorite things: serving Jesus - and traveling.......I can't wait to go to a new place, its so amazing ... read more

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