GA to CT Day 17
Manasquan, NJ to Stamford, CT
We had a great dinner at the Shrimp Box Restaurant... twin stuffed flounder filets stuffed with crab... It was Awesome!
Overnight there was still a large ocean swell that was causing a surge effect in the basin... SAILS was rocking gently like a baby's cradle... so we had a good nights sleep.
Up well before sunrise and underway at 0615 in the depths of some thick fog... 1/4 mile visibility in the basin and half that or worse once we cleared the inlet and heading north along the New Jersey shoreline. Seas were still quite large with a 3 to 4 foot SE swell... was not the best ride but tolerable for the next 4 hours to reach New York Harbor.
We had fog all the way to Sandy Hook where it cleared up to about 2 mile visibility... but still many patchy spots of pea soup thick fig.
We missed the timing with current today having a tremendous current against us for most of the day. The East River and Hell Gate were the worst areas fighting a 3 knot plus current... dropping our speed to less than 4 knots a few times. The water just boiling in Hell Gate. We did a reprieve once we reached the Throgs Neck Bridge and Long Island Sound the turning point in the current and we had the current pushing us along at about 7.5 knots all the way to Stamford.
We arrived to Stamford at 1830. Our location for the summer 41°02.392'N,73°31.318'W
. We traveled today for 12 hours covering 71.8 nautical miles averaging 6.0 knots.