Atlantic City, NJ to Greenwich, NJ
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 8
Last night we found Scales the restaurant dock we tied up to was closed so we walked a 150 feet behind Scales and had a great burger and some beers at the Back Bay Ale House in Atlantic City. Got back to boat at about 2200 hours and went right to bed. I guess we were tired after the long day or maybe it was the burger and beers.
We did not set an alarm and got a slightly later start than planned but we we free from the dock and underway at 0800 hours. We had the current with us as we left the inlet but once out into the Atlantic we lost all the boost in speed and cruised along steadily most of the at between 6.9 and 7.1 knots.
As we approached the inlet into Cape May we started getting some help with the flooding current… got up to almost 9 knots going through the inlet and maintained over 8 knots all the way through Cape may and into Delaware Bay. Then we lost our speed boost… we still had a flood tide but we also had a 20-25 knot NW wind directly on our nose and it was blowing straight down the Delaware Bay stirring up a good 3-4 foot chop… slowed us down to between 6.8 and 7.0 knots. It did improve the farther we went up the Bay as the waves decreased in size… soon we had a good boost and ran at over 7 knots consistently all the way to the Cohansey River.
We turned to starboard and entered the Cohansey River at just before sunset at 1800 hours. The Cohansey twists and turns like a snake and can have a wicked current. This time we had little to no current as the it wa just beginning to a switch from a flood to and ebb tide. Takes 30 minutes to go up the river and to the marina where we docked.
At approximately 1830 hours we docked at a boat yard between Greenwich Boat Works and Hancock’s Harbor Marina… not sure what the name of the place is… there was no one around and no power on the dock so I imagine this is going to be a FREE night. Our location is N39°22.662’, W075°21.
We traveled today for 10 hours and 30 minutes covering 74.32 nautical miles averaging 7.08 knots.