I learned the weather in Chesapeake Bay is wild. In one line of thunderstorms there were over 600 strikes, according to the weatherman. His forecast always seemed to include the possibility of strong thundershowers, and that is what happened. He mentioned the risk of getting hit by lightning, how boaters were injured or killed in bad weather, and that an entire trailer park community was washed out by flash flooding yesterday. The wind and waves shut down kayak rentals at Kiptopeke State Park, but I brought my own kayak to Virginia just in case. Driving from my hotel to Kiptopeke I was nervous about paddling out to the concrete ships if conditions got bad, but was excited, so excited.
There are nine, 350 foot sunken concrete military surpus cargo ghost ships that form a breakwater. Concrete was used to build these because of a steel shortage during WWII.
Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill
at the concrete ships