Thursday, October 1, 2009
Heading South, Finally!
Having rid ourselves of kidney stones and many dollars, we departed City Island and began the long slog to the Chesapeake. Leaving the NY harbor to get to the Delaware Bay takes about 20 hours for us. It seems like most of the trip we are staring at the lights at Atlantic City (as shown). While this is an exaggeration, it is not much of one! This trip the wind was howling with wind gusts to 25, but miraculously, nearly flat seas. We sailed from 0930 until nearly midnight when the wind dropped (of course, during my watch, the engine Mooch gets started), and we have been motor sailing for nearly 12 hours. We are now in the God-awful Delaware Bay, doing what one should never do, ride the favorable current with an opposing wind. But we are trying to get to the Chesapeake, our granddaughter, and rental cars for a ride back to NJ for the rheumatologist. Speaking of which, I awoke this morning rating the pain in all joints less than 1. This is a big day!