On Friday, we were up early, dumped our tanks and headed north, using a number of back roads. Some scenes along the way:
Into North Carolina:
We stopped at the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Elks Lodge for the evening. A nice lodge with electric, water, and a dump station. Every month or so, they have a free supper – hot dogs, French fries, and a desert and the members invite their friends and neighbor. We talked with the ER and since the beginning of the year, this has brought them 14 new members. Nice! So we also enjoyed the supper and meeting the members.
On Saturday, we woke to rainy skies and continued our journey north and east:
Spring is here:
The yellow flowers are daffodils. They had many patches along the roadsides:
And over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is the largest bridge-tunnel complex in the world. Following its opening on April 15, 1964, it was selected as one of the “Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World.” The Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles from shore to shore and consists of more than 12 miles of trestled roadway, two mile-long tunnels, two bridges, four man made islands, almost two miles of causeway, and 5.5 miles of approach road, totaling 23 miles.
The two underwater tunnels protect two of the world’s most important shipping channels. From the Atlantic Ocean, the Thimble Shoal Channel leads into Hampton Roads, and the Chesapeake Channel leads to the upper Chesapeake Bay.
The Chesapeake Channel is between those two buildings with the tunnel below:
The North Channel Bridges are up ahead. They are the highest points of crossings and provide high water clearance of 75 feet to accommodate local fishing fleets.
Coming off the North Channel Bridges is Fisherman’s Island National Wildlife Refuge:
The last bridge crossings are the Fisherman Inlet Bridges that span a dredged channel that is part of the U.S. Inland Waterway.
After a stop for lunch at the rest area, we continued our journey north on Virginia’s Eastern Shores:
Past many chicken farms and processing plants (Tyson, Perdue):
Many interesting farms and buildings:
Where it started to snow – Yikees:
Yes it is cold, very cold for us. We landed at the Lewes, Delaware Elks Lodge. They have one 30 amp hookup and water.
After setting up, we spent some time with our daughter, grandchildren, and great grandson. How wonderful.
We will be here for a few days so stay tuned and enjoy today!
March 27 - Buck Hall Landing in Awendaw, SC to Rocky Mount, NC
Miles Traveled: 248 Miles
South Carolina: Buck Hall Landing Road; US-17; US-701
North Carolina: US-701: US-117; I-795: US-301
March 28th – Rocky Mount, NC to Lewes, DE
Miles Traveled: 301 Miles
North Carolina: US-301; SR-4; I-95
Virginia: I-95; US-58; I-64; US-13
Maryland: US-13; US-113
Delaware: US-113; SR-30; Zoar Road; SR-24A; SR-23