Our second lock of the loop was the Deep Creek Lock. This is what is looks like when you are in a lock waiting for the lock to drain water so you can go through on the other side.
The Dismal Swamp and Canal was very peaceful. It does not prepare you for the end where you enter the Chesapeake Bay at Portsmouth, VA. It is a very active port. We waited for a railroad bridge to open and I was surprised when a barge captain came on the radio and told all the recreational boaters that we could go through the bridge first. That was so nice! Portsmouth is home to the Navy. Naval helicopters are flying overhead and naval ships are being refitted. It makes are little boat seem so small.
Our plan for tomorrow is to begin heading north on the Chesapeake.
Lat 36 degrees 49.90 North
Long 76 degrees 17.77 West