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.