Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor to Hancock Harbor Marina
|Leaving Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor|
|heading into the C&D Canal|
|Chesapeake City; water front on the C&D canal|
|Look how close the shore is in the canal ... and it is 40-50' deep almost to shore|
|the view down to water from my seat in the fly bridge, where we usually run the boat from|
I HATE the Delaware Bay. I've had two trips on it so far (Rip's had more but doesn't like it much either), this is my third and first going south (south on DB but actually going north), and none were fun. Today was beautiful and calm. My kind of day. However, the Delaware Bay is STILL boring! There just isn't anything to see and really only one place to stop for the night.
|Salem Nuke Planet on Delaware Bay|
|Our original view for the night with the Nuke plant in the background|
Rip tries to set a stern anchor, but it does not want to set. A bit later he realizes the swift current has the boat 90 degrees from the wind. We should be pointing into the wind. Not good. And, it appears we are dragging and right over the anchor and chain. Rip takes the dinghy out and, with the stern anchor rode (line) pulls the boat around and off the chain. With deep water up to the grasses we had too much scope to to swing (which would without a stern anchor) so, we pull anchor and go looking for a calmer spot. Once we are underway ... we can look back and see a small "standing wave" right where we are were anchored.
|The peaceful view above the STANDING WAVE|
|The new view for the night|
They do have some cool artifacts on land ... including a space ship looking thing, or saucer shaped pod, that Rip says is a famous iconic Futuro house. (http://www.thefuturohouse.com)
But, here it is. And at night they had it lit with a green light from inside the rusted out shell.
Day 29 ... May 17, 2017 - 45.2 Miles traveled in 5 Hours
Hancock Harbor Marina to Cape May
|Entering the Cape May Cape from the Delaware Bay|
|Ferry Terminal at Cape May|
Lots of traffic to watch from this anchorage; pleasure and commercial boats passing by all day. Lots of tug/barge activity; moving things around, off loading workers for the night to return to shore.
|Tugs moving barges every which way|
|Fred aboard North Star, a Nordic Tug, with Cape May Coast Guard Station in the background|
Day 30 ... May 18, 2017 - 44.4 Miles traveled in 5 Hours
Cape May to Brigantine Anchorage, Absecon Inlet, Atlantic City, NJ
|Leaving the big city behind|
|Got to love all the beautiful ocean water|
|Cally knows it wont be long now|
Just off the Atlantic City inlet (Absecon Inlet) is a cove like lake; a bit tricky to get in but we had good directions from Active Captain reviews. Nice quiet place for the night.
A Noric Tug with Fred aboard, single handling the boat pulled in behind us. We had seen him in Delaware Bay, then happened to anchor by him in Cape May (blue hull boat in pic earlier in this post by Coast Guard Station). On our first trip to shore, Cally and I stopped the dinghy by his boat and invited him over to drinks later. Fred lives on his boat (12 years now) and had done the loop 5 or 6 years ago. We enjoyed talking with him, the couple hours he spent on the boat.
|Lab Partners with the view of Atlantic City beyond|
taken while on a dinghy ride with Cally to shore
Day 31 ... May 19, 2017 - 39.5 Miles traveled in 6 Hours
Brigantine Anchorage, Absecon Inlet, Atlantic City, NJ to Spenser's Bay Marina, Waretown, NJ
|Leaving Atlantic City behind|
|People anchor there shallow draft boats and walk out onto the flats|
to dig for clams
|Guy is almost to his waist in water, but digging for clams|
|Following Tow Boat US to more open water|
Looks like there ought to be deep water everywhere, right? NOT!
|Look how close that set of marks to go between are to those houses!!!!|
All that water to the left is too shallow for our boat and we only need 4'
|thought is group of brightly painted homes were attractive|
though there is an amusement park behind or beside it
|The marina for the next few nights|
|Spenser's Bay Marina|
|Cross the channel from the marina; lots of finger canals|
where everyone is water front and has space for a boat
not a great water view, but quick access to your boat and Barnegat Bay