Friday, September 13, 2013

Good Passage to Cape Henlopen

We had a fast passage running down the Atlantic on the front edge of the cold front. It took us 31 hours to cover 226 miles through the water. The winds got a little feisty about 45 miles off the entrance to New York  harbor – solid 25 kts gusting to 30kts. A reef in the main sail and the smaller headsail made for a smooth ride. In the morning things calmed a bit and we ended up sailing all the way to Cape Henlopen, the anchorage and harbor of refuge at the south side of the entrance to the Delaware Bay. We anchored at 11pm, got some deserved sleep and were on the road again by 7am to catch the tide heading up the Delaware Bay toward the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
The photo above is sunrise on the C & D Canal.
IblockisMG_3242 A heron looking for an early breakfast on the C & D
We’re off for a quick trip to Annapolis and then the plan is to head up the Potomac River to Washington DC to meet up with the Southern California March for Freedom, aka ours friends the Matusmotos and Philips.

1 comment:

  1. Paul and Kris.. Wish I'd been more diligent watching your recent blogs. I was in Washington DC this past week, but came home yesterday, 10 days earlier than my original plan. It would have been great to hook up with you someplace nearby. Safe sailing, always. Larry