Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Overnight to New England

The anchorage in Cape May, NJ is not the most picturesque. It is quite rolly and although it is near a marked no wake zone the NJ weekenders write thier own rules and plow through. It is a perfect stop, however, to wait out weather for our planned overnight off the Jersey and New York shore.

Look at the "super Moon" at Cape May

Weather conditions were great. We headed out at 0300 with four other sailboats. We had great conditions, calm seas, winds from the WNW swingint to SE. Not enough to sail but a good motor sail. It was a beautiful sunny day. We checked in with the flotilla every four hours and enjoyed the sunset and the moonrise.

Transiting overnight in the summer is such a pleasure. Long days and short nights make the trip fly by. It was not long before we saw the sun peeking above the horizon.

We did stop at Point Judith and anchored the second night. The marina here has great fuel prices. We delayed our departure to Newport waiting for the fog to lift. We had a very rolly but quick trip to Newport. We are looking forward to catching up to friends, Deb and Pierre, and looking at all the sailboat eye candy.

This racing boat was out practicing as we pulled into Newport.

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