|Sunrise at Goat Island in the Dismal Swamp|
|The water is filling in at the South Mills Lock.|
This is actually the first lock we went through.
You can see by looking at the sides of the lock that we rise about eight feet. The next day people were getting anxious to get out of the lock because they were trying to make a bridge that was about 55min. away. They zoomed out almost causing an accident but missed the bridge opening by minutes and then had to motor around for an hour until the next opening.
|Al trying to stay warm!|
We had a grand time visiting and sightseeing. We went to Norfolk Botanical Gardens. It was a bit chilly that day but the flowers and scenery were gorgeous. If you have not picked up on it yet, the three things I love to photograph are sunrises, sunsets and flowers.
|The contrast of colors are amazing.|
|The azaleas were massive.|
|Glass and metal fish sculptures in a pond.|
The fish are only one of numerous designs.
Although it was quite chilly we were glad we went
|The serene Japanese Garden|
|Leaving Hampton under blue skies.|
PS. One last thing I wanted to put into our blog for cruisers who might have known our friend Pat Thorpe from Sun Cat. I have started a fundraiser for a memorial bench which will be placed at Warderick Wells and excess funds will be given to Exuma Land and Sea Park in memory of Pat. If you are interested in donating, the site is: http://www.gofundme.com/