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The Jersey Shore: Done.

After doing City Island, NY to Barnegat Bay, NJ in one day, we finished off the Jersey Shore portion of the trip south in two 35-mile breezy but successful days.

October 16 – 17, 2021
Forked River NJ, Atlantic City NJ and Cape May NJ
Days 5 & 6

We’ve started to like doing at least parts of the New Jersey shore inside on the New Jersey ICW. We found ourselves in Forked River, NJ in Barnegat Bay at the urging of friends, and we loved it. Going there also got us inside the Jersey coast, and allowed us to continue south even in a very blustery southerly when conditions outside along the shore would have been prohibitive.

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Long Island Sound to Barnegat Bay: A Day of Contrasts

Starting with sunrise on a glassy calm East River, we enjoyed the awe of Manhattan, a placid Atlantic Ocean along the Jersey Shore, some crazies in Manasquan, a summer-like day on Barnegat Bay, and a unique ride up the Forked River.

Friday, October 15, 2021
City Island, New York City, Manasquan and Forked River, NJ
Day 4

We started out with coffee pre-dawn, and watched the morning glow develop on the eastern horizon on a warm, clear, glassy calm morning. Just beautiful. The plan for the day was the classic run down the East River, which is always a thrill, then ending up somewhere in New Jersey, depending on our progress and conditions.

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