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Another Gale to wait out, Cape May Style.

True to form, our fall trip out of New England is punctuated by regular gales. It’s always nice when the gales schedule themselves so we can hang in nice places. Cape May is definitely a nice place to hang. When the weather settled we ran up the Delaware Bay.
October 19 – 22, Cape May, NJ
Days 6 – 7 – 8 – 9

We were settled in at South Jersey Marina in Cape May by 3:30 on Saturday afternoon after the 120-mile run from Atlantic Highlands. Always a little buzzy after a long, fast run, I got the dogs off the boat to go for a walk and to get the blood circulating again. It was a beautiful warm afternoon and town appeared relatively crowded. Lots of folks were out enjoying a nice fall Saturday.

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The Chesapeake is for Crabs: Rock Hall

As well as a little bit of R&R from delivery pace, and making new friends.

Days 12 – 13 – 14, October 26-28, 2018

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Early morning in the Cape May Canal.

When we left Cape May through the Cape May Canal and out into Delaware Bay, our goal was Chesapeake City on the C&D canal.  We wanted to get there early to make sure we had a secure spot.  We were under way in the Cape May Canal before sunrise, and passed the Lewes-Cape May Ferry Terminal at the west end of the canal as the ferries were getting ready to start their runs. Continue reading The Chesapeake is for Crabs: Rock Hall

Cape May: a National Historic Landmark

Enjoying a lovely layover in a charming and historic town.

Days 10 – 11, October 24 – 26

With the longest segment of the Jersey Shore (Atlantic Highlands to Atlantic City) behind us, we just had the short 38-mile segment from Atlantic City to Cape May ahead of us.  Complete this, and we would be done with the most exposed part of our trip south.  We had been watching the weather closely, and we though we had this one in the bag.  Continue reading Cape May: a National Historic Landmark