Friday, July 3, 2009

Cape May, NJ

Playing the current right on the Delaware Bay led to a successful transit, and we averaged 6-7+ knots the entire way. It wasn't until we reached the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance to the Bay that we ran into "stuff", crappy, choppy, angry seas and 20+ knots of gusty wind to shake up the boats and toss its contents about. Reaching the breakwater at the Cape May inlet was very welcomed, and fortunately the current was flooding and we had a good ride in.

We anchored 9 1/2 hours after departure in front of the Coast Guard station where holding is good and there is sufficient room for maybe 10 boats. We sat out rain and threatened t-storms for a day after arrival, parked the dinks at Utsch's which offers a free tie up and garbage disposal, and walked the town to the grocery store (a good long walk, maybe 1 1/2 miles each way). At cocktail hour we were greeted with fog creeping in on little cat's feet. The next day we planned to arise at 4 am to review the weather for a 0530 departure.

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