The buyer had given us a deposit and we'd been texting about logistics of him picking up the dinghy for a couple of weeks.
Our window for completing this transaction was narrowing because of our last visits home and our impending departure next week for the Bahamas. So we offered to take a little road trip to Virginia Beach and the buyer agreed that was a good idea.
So, off we go!
The drive was a nice one - a lot of NC countryside. It was fascinating to see all the cotton fields. I had no idea that there was so much cotton grown in NC.
We met with the purchaser (Clay) at his house on a canal in Va Beach - a lovely home! He offered to take us on a boat ride and we said "sure"!! He was a lot of fun - great conversations.
Cool channel - really a power boat domain as there were short bridges that keep the wind-powered boats away. Clay and his wife have a Cabo Rico sailboat that they are currently re-furbishing. They'll keep it at a marina close by with access to the bay and the ocean.
He took us to a neat little restaurant on the waterfront.
Expertly tied up on the dock with a honking current.
Really enjoyed the day - and the fish tacos were wonderful. Thanks Clay!