"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 7, 2012

June 6 - Cape May, NJ

Welcome to New Jersey
Miss Chris Marina

We left Delaware City before sunrise, so we could have the out going tide for as long as possible. With the extra push from the current we were running at 10-11 knots...which is fast for our slow boat. Stan chose a good day for us to travel down the Delaware Bay...perfect temperature and cruising conditions. We arrived in Cape May around noon...by the time Gallivant and The Pearl were tied up and took on diesel it was after 1:00. We still had plenty of time to wonder around this cute beach community. We rode our bikes to the beach, walked in the sand and briefly put our toes in the cold Atlantic Ocean. The town is full of brightly painted gingerbread type homes. It looks like a lot of the older, large homes are used as B&Bs. You can definitely see why this is a popular vacation spot. Our friends had lunch at The Lobster House and told use about the wonderful fish market they also have, so we picked up some fresh fish and shrimp to go with the crab cakes we got in Delaware City. We enjoyed a very good dinner onboard tonight. We are truly enjoying the wonderful temperatures we are having...we've only had our air conditioner on once this year. It would be great if it could stay like this the rest of the summer.

Cape May marks the end of our ICW travels. We will spend thenext two days in the Atlantic Ocean moving up to Sandy Hook and then the Hudson River to New York City.

Salem Nuclear Power Plant on the Delaware River
Ship John Shoal Lighthouse
Miss Chris Marina
Some of the nice houses and B&Bs along Beach Ave.
Avondale By The Sea
The Atlantic Ocean...those are the jetties we will go through tomorrow to head north
Fralinger's famous salt water taffy


  1. Looks like we are a little over a week behind you. We plan to be in Cape May by next Friday or Saturday and then in NY sometime the week after that. We are then headed up the Hudson. I understand you will be taking the Erie Canal while we will be going up the Champlain Canal. I'll keep an eye on your blog in case we catch up to you before you begin the Erie Canal. You are the blog pro. You do a great job.

    1. We'll be coming down the Champlain Canal later in the summer...we're making a small loop. We are planning on taking the boat back to Florida for the winter...maybe then make it to the Bahamas for a little while. I've been keeping an eye on your blog too. Hope we see you somewhere along the way.