We left Brielle about 8 am, here is a picture of the sunrise there along with pictures of the commercial fishing fleet. It was a 48 miles motor/sail to Atlantic city. We arrived at 5 pm, so it was 9 hours on the ocean. Waves started out at 2 to 4 feet, but grew to 5 to 7 feet at the end. Needless to say, we were covered with salt after our clothes dried out. It was an exciting ride, High Spirits handled the seas well so we just toughed it out.
We stayed at Hoffman's Marina in Brielle before the railroad bridge that does not open straight up. The boat anchored in the middle of the river had only a small outboard engine and they were having trouble with the 6 knot current.
Atlantic City is an interested place. They have $1 blackjack tables at Trump Marina Casino along with $5 craps table. At the $1 blackjack table, they make their money by charging $.25 per hand commission fee. Which really boast the house's winnings.
Gambling results as of 8:58 am Sept 9, 2010
Craps: Break even - Joe
Blackjack: Lost $10 - Joe
Slots/Poker: Lost $20 - Joy
Joy threw the dice at the craps table, at first she threw with both hands and they said you can not do that. Then she threw a couple off the table, but so did the next guy later on.
Today we have a lot of activities: In the water boat show to visit, walk on the Boardwalk, swim in the pool, have dinner at the restaurant at the Marina, and go gamble some more.
Today is the anniversary of the day we met, September 9, 1967. As most of you know, we met at a fraternity party at MIT.
I asked her to dance. She said yes, and that was the start of our life together.