Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First leg of trip completed!

Hello everyone,
We arrived and anchored behind Reedy Island on the De. bay yesterday in time for lunch. The cloudy skies gave way to a sunny, clear afternoon. for the first time, we used a kellik to assure that when the current and tide opposed one another we would not wrap our anchor line around our keel and possibly delay our start the next morning.john Matthews introduced us to the idea, and it did it's job!

We left anchor at Reedy this morning at 0600 under cloudy skies and light rain. We rode the outgoing tide for most of the morning seeing speeds of up to 9.4 kn with the engine at 2100rpm. the AIS system helped us spot tankers several miles down Bay.
We arrived at the back entrance or Cape May canal at noon. Skies cleared and after taking on more fuel, water and getting a pumpout, we anchored just off the coast guard station. We dinghied in to the Lobster House for fresh monkfish and clams and steamed lobster!! fantastic!! back to the boat where the wind is howling thru our rigging - a night in the 60's means good sleeping.


  1. Hi David and Cindra! I am SO jealous! How I would love to be sailing to New England this summer. But I have been in Costa Rica for five weeks--home on Monday but I don't want to go! I'm looking forward to following your adventures and I hope you will also include some photos.
    Vaya con Dios! K