Monday, June 27, 2011

Beautiful Jersey Coast, continued

Our last post was not complete. The iPod gods would not let me add morunto our post but at least finally let us publish what we had! We love this iPod and hate it all at once!

The basin behind Rum Pt. Was fantastic! Plenty of room for 10 or more boats.lush grasses growing all the way to the shoreline edged with 2story condos. A nice contrast to the concrete and glitzy highrises just across the channel. Good night photo of the Harrah's casino
Seven stars. Can anyone tell us how to take a photo taken on the iPod and post it on the blog????
Storms were occurring in other areas of Atl. city that late Aftn so winds built to 20 knots but we had good holding with our anchor set by Capt. David.

We enjoyed salmon with bluberries in sauce using the New Jersey blueberry wine given to us by Utsch's marina in cape may.
The seas were flatter that day and the skies brighter. This brightness continued for the rest of our second leg: up the jersey coast.

Saturday June 25
7 am anchor up and underway. A huge dredge operation going on in Atl City pass was something to maneuver. Left 2 hours before low tide and found calm, rolling seas with cool enough temps for a jacket.we motorsailed on a broad reach all the way for the 28 miles to the inlet. We arrived with the tide going in at 1330 to find many small craft out and about as we carefully watched for the marks designating the channel. We were Leary about stoping in Barnegat as the chart shows no marks for the channel because the sand shifts often and the channel must be remarked. So we called the coast guard station to inquire and they sent us to Tow boat US. The staff there were very friendly and told us for our 5 ft5onch draft we would have no problem. We followed the marks they gave us and did fine. We anchored insures Jole just inside the inlet on view of their impressive lighthouse. We called John McGill's sister and her husband to say hello and invite them to the boat, but they had planned a feast of tuna and clams for us so we politely obliged! John and Eileen Meko were so very kind and welcoming! We enjoyed a ovely Mel and evening with them then back to the boat by dink before del. The next day promisedsunshine and good winds so we would push ahead.

Sunday June 26, 2011

We were awaken by our designated alarm mate Lulu the cat. She sleeps all day then guards the ship at night and as soon as light appears in the sky, she meows. She knows we have a long day ahead to make the 68 miles to Sandy Hook, NJ. Anchor up and underway by 0630 as we leave we count9 sailboats anchored and one large trawler, all with plenty of room to swing.already to the pass at 0700 and so are 20 other small craft! The narrow inlet already churning as we leave on the outgoing we turned north to set our sails we find 8 knots of wind! The winds stayed 8-12 knots All day and we were just able to carry the sails on a close haul. The seas are even flatter today and it is a beautiful day! Still chilly enough for a jacket.

We pulled the jib out too fast and when we went to roll it up as we closed in on Sandy Hook, D had to go forward and unroll the jib furling line on the spool as it had overlapped low on the spool. This was a first time situation for us for on Second Wind. Conditions were good tho and no danger of losing D overboard. By 1630 or 4:30we were anchored at horseshoe cove at Sandy Hook.
We spy the skyline of Manhattan as we enter NY's Lower Bay. Time to relax and reprovision and get in some Exercise!!!

We have just completed the 2nd leg of the trip.


  1. Cindra,
    I googled your question about uploading photos from iphone to blog . . . see if this works, it is from someone elses blog:

    "Using's email to blog option, I can take pictures on the iPhone, choose the Email Photo option and send it to a private address that only I know about, but one which receives and then publishes as a blog entry. A perfect solution, and quick too. Here are some of my most recent entries, all taken with an iPhone and blogged straight to using Mail."

    ~Sister SQ

  2. sounds like you are eating well!!