TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 73 NM
DOCKED AT: HISTORIC GARDNER’S BASIN
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (1S OF 65)
SUNRISE: 5:34 SUNSET: 8:23
HIGH: 98 LOW: 66
This morning we spotted four bald eagles as we left Greenwich and crept out of the Cohansey River to continue our journey on the Delaware Bay. As we made our way down the eastern shores of the bay to Cape May, we saw dolphin for the first time in a long while too.
|ALL FOUR OF THE BALD EAGLES WERE PERCHED ON POSTED SIGNS|
GUESS THEY WERE INSURING THEIR OWN SAFETY
We followed the ferry from Delaware into the Cape May Channel that would take us across the southern tip of New Jersey to the Atlantic Ocean. This canal was dredged out during WWII to provide a protected route from the German U-boats. Cape May is home to several US Navy installations and the USCG Recruit Training Center.
We just sailed right on through Cape May and soon we were moving into the immense Atlantic Ocean. With inclement weather predicted in the next couple of days and our intentions to take the outside route, we pressed on all the way to Atlantic City. How nice to be back on the sea!!
|YES! THAT IS THE ATLANTIC THAT WE ARE APPROACHING AS WE |
EXIT THE CAPE MAY INLET
Pulling into Historic Gardner’s Basin after closing time, we were on our own docking. Guess we have done this enough times for it to be “no problem”. We tied up, hooked to water and power and then got the air-conditioning cranking. Whew! It was a hot one and the cool air was super welcomed. We had dinner and great Mason Jar Margaritas at the Back Bay Ale House, right in our own backyard.
|ATLANTIC CITY THROUGH THE HUMID HAZE|