After wonderful peaceful evening anchored behind the Statue of Liberty we headed out first thing in the morning and were greeted by ferries, freighters and fishermen already starting their work day before the sunrise. When the sun did crack the horizon, they played “Here Comes the Sun” over the VHF radio. We felt like true mariners as we headed out with all of these boats, under the Brooklyn bridge and into the Atlantic.
The day was sunny, warm and amazingly beautiful. The sea wasn’t flat but it wasn’t rough either. As we looked over the bow of the boat the sea looked like it was breathing. Waves built to about 2 ft later in the day and with a small craft warning for the next day, we decided to take the inside so we entered into Manasquaw Inlet and found a quiet anchorage in Tom’s River.
The weather was hot and sunny as we cruised the Jersey Shore. We could smell the fresh salty air mixed with the sandy beaches surrounding us. We headed into Atlantic City where we enjoyed another nice anchorage where Shel and Barry continued to diagnose our battery charging issue.
The next morning we headed back out into the Atlantic where we had 2-3 ft seas, some foggy patches and enjoyed dolphins playing in our stern wake. By mid afternoon we arrived in Cape May, NJ where Sheldon picked up a new alternator to help fix our battery issue and enjoyed a great dinner at Lucky Bones restaurant.
The next day we travelled across Delaware Bay where again we saw dolphins playing around and then travelled down the C&D canal. We then spent 3 days at Chesapeake City along with a lot of other boats waiting for a weather window to head out on The Chesapeake Bay. Barry helped us install our new alternator, we did some provisioning and enjoyed an evening out at the Chesapeake Inn.