Thursday, July 10, 2014

Storm Season

A short trip to Chesapeake City brought us to the free town dock. This is good because you can pay to hook up electrical....and run the a/c. It was 99 degrees with no breeze, so this was important. We met up with friends that own an Endeavour 42 and waited for the storm to move in.


Glad we tied up here. Just before the storm hit we had heavy winds, at least 40 kts. A tree on land lost a very large limb. We heard it cracking and watched it crash to the ground...sorry no pics.

Here is the storm.

From Chesapeake City we head down th C & D canal to the Delaware River and Bay. Big currents, shoals, and commercial shipping mark this leg of our trip. It was drizzling most of the day.

The Ship John Shoal Light

At the mouth of Delaware Bay going into the Cape May inlet you either go outside of the Prissy Wicks Shoal (this could take an additional 2 hours) or you go VERY close to shore, next to the beach. This is always a nail-biter. There are strong eddies and rip currents and it just feels wrong to be that close to shore.

Here is a picture of Cape May as we rounded the inside of Prissy Wicks. We got even closer to the shore than this picture shows.

Safe and sound at Cape May waiting for the next thunderstorm.

Sunset just before the storm.

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