October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013  Day 147   
Utsch’s Marina
Cape May, New Jersey

We left Atlantic City under a very cloudy sky and with swells from 3-4 feet. We knew immediately they were not as bad as yesterday because they were farther apart and there was less wind. We called this “manageable” and are glad we made the decision to leave.  We only had about five hours to travel and arrived in Cape May at 2:40. We went right to the fuel dock and then to our slip.  Other than going up to the office to pay, we did not get off the boat. Cape May is a beautiful town with charming, colorful Victorian homes. We have enjoyed being here on several other trips so did not venture out again this time.

Saying goodbye to Atlantic City
We had dinner on board and relaxed the rest of the evening. We are still feeling the effects of yesterday and we have another long day tomorrow. We need to leave at 7:00 to be able to enter the Delaware Bay and have the strong current with us. We plan to go as far as Chesapeake City, which is (in the direction we are going) at the end of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.