Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back on the Water - Cape May, NJ

Well, it has been a while since I last posted our adventures.  Joy is talking about writing something, she adds more details than I usually do, so that is good.

We had a great time in Hyattsville visiting Jen, Mark, Erin and Adam. Erin and Adam are really growing up quickly.  Several photos are included.

The major project at their house is scrapping the living room walls so they can repaint it properly. The current paint job has bubbles in it, so they want to fix it this summer. It is a hard to do project, they have to wait until the kids are asleep, move all he furniture, scrap, clean up and move all the furniture back into its proper position.  Fortunately they have vacation coming up soon so they can have some time to finish the job and get some greatly needed time off from work.

So basically at Hyattsville and Baltimore, we saw Jen, Mark, Erin and Adam and visits with Josh and Rachel.  On Sunday, July 10 we had a pizza party at Josh/Rachel's house. That was great.  It was low key but fun. Josh had the night shift at Hopkins starting at 7 pm so we all left about that time. Jen and Mark drove us back to the boat at Inner Harbor East.  Baltimore. Everyone had a good time.

We left Inner Harbor East on Monday morning and motored/sailed to Chesapeake City on the C&D Canal(canal connects Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River),  Went to the Tap Room, had a nice dinner with leftovers for lunch today.  Joy had crab cakes, grilled ham and cheese for me.

Pushed off today at 8 am to ride the tide to Reedy Point, the eastern end of the canal.  Turned south and working our way down the Delaware River to Cape May, N.J.

Fly alert - the flies in the Delaware River are terrible.We got attacked about half way down to Cape May.  I had to put on socks to keep my feet safe.  Joy actually put on long pants.

Weather permitting we will travel to Atlantic City tomorrow ( Wed) but have to hang there for 2 days due to bad wind direction until the weekend.  Need to find a cheap marina/mooring/anchorage place in Atlantic City.  The big marina there is $4/ft per night.  If we end up there, no eating out at restaurants while we are there. It is the Trump Tower marina. We stayed there in the fall, it is actually a very nice place.

If you remember that is where my bike fell into the water, and we had to get a diver to pull it out.l

then on to Sandy Hook NJ, NYC and points east with a short break to drive by car to New London while Jen and family are there.It will be great to be there with the grand kids and take them to Colby Point for swimming.


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