May 7 and 8
We’ve deviated from the itinerary a little, but that’s ok. The itinerary was to be an idea of where we would like to be. Instead, the weather and our interests play a major role in where we actually go.
We anchored just past the mooring field, which looked like giant Holy Hand Grenades and was able to take the dinghy into town.
With our homeschool curriculum being the colonizing of our country, I wanted to take a trip to Yorktown, VA. Yorktown, established in 1691, was one of the original 13 colonies. The town included homes lining Main Street, taverns, and other little shops. These buildings have now been converted to shops and cafes. A notable house is that of Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Another interesting part of Yorktown is that it also witnessed the last battle of the American Revolution.
Touring around the town, we enjoyed seeing the old buildings, the fortresses, and remnants of the town being a thriving tobacco port. We were also able to make use of the free trolly.
On our final day there, we took a quick trip to the beach and played in the water. There were a few jellyfish, but we were able to navigate around them.