FL to CT Day 31
Chesapeake City, MD to Cape May, NJ
We left Chesapeake City this morning at 0730... leaving a bit later to try an optimize the amount of time we will have favorable current today on Delaware Bay.
Had a decent push running out of the C&D Canal and once we exited the canal in to the Delaware River we lost our push... it was slack tide and we ran at normal cruising speed for about an hour and the current slowly started to run out and give us a nice push all the way down the Delaware River and Bay... lost it 30 minutes out from Cape May... but for most of the day we had favorable current.
The weather forecast was bit off and the last 2 hours of the Delaware Bay we had 4 to 6 foot waves almost on the starboard beam... was not pleasant ride at all... did not feel unsafe but it SUCKED!
We arrived to Cape May around 1500 and tried to anchor near the Coast Guard Station as we have many times in the past... The anchorage area was taken up by a dredge and rage and a lot of dredge pipi.... there was a small area directly adjacent to the Coast Guard Station and we attempted to anchor... 12 feet of water... 100 ft of anchor scope and we were dragging.... the bottom was mud and more mud... anchoring aborted and on to plan 2... Utsch's Marina.
We arrived to Utsch's at approximately 1645... we were securely docked with power at 1700... our position for the night N38°57.043', W074°54.309’
. We traveled today for 8.5 hours covering 63.7 nautical miles averaging 7.5 knots.