Sunday, May 12, 2019

Coinjock - at a dock followed by prime rib for dinner

What is this guy doing here? I've seen him at Atlantic Highlands. 
The winds were predicted to be 10 to 15 kts out of the southwest but turned out to be a steady 15 that gradually increased to 17 to 18 with higher gusts. The weatherman got the wind direction right but on the Albemarle, that doesn't count for a lot in terms of a good ride. Any winds over 15 kts results in a rolly ride.

The most famous restaurant on the ICW
We were shoe-horned in as usual at Coinjock. They snug the boats up with less than two feet between them. All they have is one long facedock and they pack them in to maximize revenue. They help you come in but are not usually around when you have to leave in the morning in tight quarters before they open.

Happy Mother's Day!
It's a convenient place to stop between the Alligator River Marina and Norfolk. Its major claim to fame besides the location is the on-site restaurant that serves aged prime rib. When we first called yesterday, they said the restaurant was full, no room for more reservations. They took our request anyway and when we arrived today, they found a place for us.

I took Ann over for a Mother's Day dinner of prime rib, her favorite on the ICW. She eats about half of the prime rib and then has enough for a steak sandwich the next day. They do a great job with that cut, recommended.