Date 1700 – Saturday 11 June 2011 (UTC -4)
Fog and little or no wind. They say that there is not much to see on
the Delaware River but this was ridiculous, we
could have been on the moon. We did however carry the tide, avoided a variety
of commercial vessels and came out of the mouth of the Delaware into even thicker fog with
visibility at times down to 50 metres. There are no photographs!
After 64 miles we found Cape May. We
are not sure whether the author of the Pilot Book has proof read the guidance
for the anchorage with reference to the ground. SW of the Coast Guard station
would suite a skateboard. We preferred north east which had the advantage of
water in which to anchor.
We rounded up behind a Hallberg Rassy, Lalise, registered in Ipswich and carrying the letters of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, our home yacht club.
Shortly after, seeing our Club ensign they hoist theirs. Hello Adrian Pringle
from Colne Engaine, home to our favourite pub the Five Bells, and his American
wife Leslie. Needless to say they joined us for a drink and gave the Mate the
opportunity for some canine therapy bringing their dog Shelly.
Andrew and Celia from Alice
were also with us and sad to say for the last time for a number of months.
Having travelled in company since the BVI’s they are off to New York whilst we are making our way more directly to Maine. We intend to
meet up again in September on or way south.
After weeks of very high temperatures and humidity it is now officially