The latest satellite map through afternoon August 18 shows that Azalea has begun to travel. On Sunday August 16 at 1:00pm she was over the Creeds area of southern Virginia Beach. On Monday August 17 she left NBG about 1:00pm and flew out over Norfolk (Ward’s Corner), turned south and flew over Portsmouth and at 3:00pm was over the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake. From there she flew southeast flying over the Northwest River into Currituck County, North Carolina. She spent the night just south of the Tulls Bay Colony residential area. About 10:00am Tuesday August 18 she got up and started flying north back into Virginia over the Blackwater area and at noon was over North Bay in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. From there she flew due north in a straight line over the Virginia Beach resort area to Fort Story at 1:00pm and then returned to NBG. In 24 hours Azalea made about a 90 to 100 mile round-trip and spent the night away from home for the first time.
Posted by: rlukei | August 19, 2009