CT to GA Day 4
Chesapeake City, MD to North Beach, MD
We departed from Chesapeake City today at 0700 at slack tide to enable us to carry as much of the ebb tide as possible out the C&D Canal and down the Chesapeake Bay. There were a few patches of fog as we exited the C&D Canal but soon the sun was out and fog was gone.
The bad part was the wind came when the fog left... we were having steady 25 knot winds from the west with gusts to over 30 knots... waves were not bad but sure was windy. It stayed like this till we had the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in sight... then the winds dropped to 10-15 knots and the waves we did have just went away... was very nice for the rest of the day.
There was a ton of debris in the water... small branches to full trees... really had to watch what was ahead... we did not hit anything of any size but it was so thick you could not avoid hitting the smaller branches and miscellaneous debris.
Starting to see a few cruising boats heading south... up till now it has been nothing but fishermen and some commercial boats. I expected to see a lot of fishermen once we came to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge but surprisingly there were none.
We arrived to our destination for the night and were securely docked at 1515... Herrington Harbour South Marina. Our position tonight is N38°43.568', W076°32.565'
. We traveled today for 8 hours and 15 minutes covering 62 nautical miles averaging 7.5 knots.
Posted at 3:58 PM
CT to GA Day 3
Layover Chesapeake City, MD
We stayed an extra day in Chesapeake City in order to visit with great friends Cathy and Jim Fisher. They drove over from the Baltimore area and we had a great day catching up over lunch.
Posted at 3:44 PM
CT to GA Day 2
Atlantic City, NJ to Chesapeake City, MD
Departed from Atlantic City this morning at 0500... cold 36 degrees but very little wind... exiting via Absecon Inlet back to the Atlantic Ocean... skies were clear with what appeared like a quarter moon... other than the cold it was quite nice.
Once out to the Atlantic we had picked up 10-15 kts of wind out of the northwest producing a 1 to 2 foot flollowing seas. Not as smooth as yesterday but still very nice ride.
We left at 0500 to arrive in Cape May approximately 2 hours after low tide... I had made anote about this in the cruising guide that said this would provide a favorable curretn all the way to Chesapeake City... writing this as we cruise up the Delaware Bay... Currently 10 miles northwest of the Cape may Canal and have seen nothing under 7.5 knots... still have 50 nautical miles to Chesapeake City... fingers crossed the boost in speed holds up.
The boost in speed held up all the way to the C&D Canal and then we hit a little current against us... not bad and within a few minutes we had a slight boost... need to change my note to leave about a half hour later from Atlantic City... then we would of hit the C&D Canal and continued with our boost... Leave Cape May 2 hours after low tide and carry a favorable current all the way.
We arrived to Chesapeake City were securely docked at the town docks at 1745. Our position tonight is N39°31.635', W075°48.667'
. We traveled today for 12 hours and 40 minutes covering 99.4 nautical miles averaging 7.8 knots.
Posted at 6:20 PM