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Old 26-10-2011, 18:43   #1
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Closest Anchorage to Virginia Beach

I'll be heading down to Norfolk soon, and had planned to anchor on Willoghby Bay, however, I need to pick up a radio I had to send in for service in Virginia Beach.

Is there a closer anchorage? (5'draft, 46' clearance). If not, is there a cheap way to get there and back from Willighby Bay? Looks like about 14nm, as the crow flies?
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Old 26-10-2011, 19:18   #2
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Re: Closest anchorage to Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is pretty big. Where do you need to go?

Lake Wesley (inside Rudee Inlet) is in Va Beach, and I think you can anchor there.

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You did say anchor, and while you could find a berth in Little Creek, I don't think there is room to anchor.
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Old 26-10-2011, 19:31   #3
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Virginia Beach is pretty big. Where do you need to go?

Lake Wesley (inside Rudee Inlet) is in Va Beach, and I think you can anchor there.

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You did say anchor, and while you could find a berth in Little Creek, I don't think there is room to anchor.
I was looking at that, but like you said, it doesn't look big enough to anchor. I was thinking of drop shipping to a store close to the beach.-- don't have exact address, belongs to a friend's son.

I don't mind walking a few miles, but 14 is a bit of a hike.
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Old 26-10-2011, 19:35   #4
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Re: Closest anchorage to Virginia Beach

Don,

just PM'd you. Let me know if I can help.


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Re: Closest Anchorage to Virginia Beach

If you are heading down the bay, little creek or willoughby bay, you could even get a dock at waterside in norfolk. If you PM me I'd be willing to give you a ride. FYI, there is a small anchoring spot inbetween bay point and little creek marinas in little creek inlet. there is room for 1 boat. i see people/boats anchored there all the time. both little creek and bay point have dinghy/transient docks. I have a slip at little creek marina. Any of the spots i have mentioned are 20 min from anywhere in VB.
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Okay, thanks everyone. I'll go ahead and have them ship it, and hopefully both we and the radio will arrive by the end of next week. Thanks again... don
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Got caught up invent nor'easter, so I'll be going inside after a get an engine part I'm waiting for. Looks like I'll be a week later than planned. Thanks a again for the offers of assistance, I'll get in touch once I make it down.
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I'd like to thank Jason, cruiser2b, and Chris, ti' punch, for help getting my radio in Norfolk. I finally made it down right before Thanksgiving.

Chris was about to leave town but offered to come get me that night. I was anchored out in 20knt gusts, and decided to wait till the next day -- though I really appreciated the offer.

A couple days later after I'd moved to a marina, Jason picked me up and drove me over to VB, and even to a couple marine stores to pick up a few things I needed. It really worked out great, and I was able to clear out by noon.

So, thanks again to both of them, and happy holidays to everyone.
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