CT to FL Day 5
Chesapeake City, MD to North Beach, MD
We did not have to leave before daylight as we normally so... we had to wait until 0930 in order to have favorable current. Leaving at 0930 we ran with the current for most of the day... only the last couple of hours was there a noticeable current against us.
I was still up before sunrise and caught a great shot off the stern of SAILS... colorful pre-dawn sky with steam rising off the water.
We were virtually the only recreational boat on the water today... at least none were within sight of us all day... several commercial tugs, barges and one large ship by Baltimore.
Chesapeake Bay was flat calm all day... winds under 5 knots... it was awesome to have the bay like this. You can see how calm it was in the photo I took just after sunset.
We arrived to our destination for night... Herrington Harbour South and were secure at the dock at 1800. Our position tonight is N38°43.585', W076°32.549'
. We traveled today for 8.5 hours covering 62.03 nautical miles averaging 7.3 knots.
Posted at 5:34 PM
FL to CT Day 4
Layover Chesapeake City, MD
We had a layover day in Chesapeake City to allow us time to visit with our friends Jim and Cathy Fisher... they drove from the Baltimore area. We had a very nice lunch and visit with them aboard SAILS. It was great to see them!
Posted at 9:08 PM
CT to FL Day 3
Atlantic City, NJ to Chesapeake City, MD
Departed Atlantic City at 0600 approximately 45 minutes before sunrise. The Atlantic was almost flat calm with only a small easterly swell.
We passed our first boat heading south in Cape May, NJ... prior to this we have only seen local fishermen. They looked so cold bundled in what looked like 20 layers of clothes... can't imagine doing this... the pilothouse has sure spoiled us.... :)
We had current against us most of the day averaging around 6 knots until we reached the Cohansey River area on Delaware Bay where we started to see a boost in speed.... reaching 8.5 knots by the time we reached the C&D Canal. But of course the minute we turned into the Canal the brakes came on... barely making 5 knots the rest of the way to our destination for the day... Chesapeake City, MD.
We arrived at approximately 2115. There was a catamaran sailboat at the town docks docks... boat 2 heading south. We docked behind them and were secure at the docks at 2130. The new town docks are very nice!
Our location for the night is N39?31.626', W075?48.670'
. We traveled today for 15 hours covering 99.6 nautical miles averaging 6.6 knots.
Posted at 8:48 PM