Southbound Day 10 - New York to Norfolk 2 - Passing Delaware Bay
Position 37:28.32N 075:27.95W
Date 2359 Thursday 20 September 2012
The chart will give an idea of our current passage. The route
Route plan for New York to Norfolk - Position as at 0200 Friday
The wind filled in somewhat just after midnight and we were able to sail for 12 hours becoming lighter. We even tried the gennaker for a couple of hours but eventually had to succumb to engine as the wind dropped away and we were rocking and rolling in an uncomfortable swell.
The main event of the day was crossing the entrance to the
Ocean City on the south side of Delaware Bay
The afternoon watch was rewarded by being able to watch two large military flying tankers refuelling two fighter planes, one each. We assume that they were not incoming hostiles.
We are all set for a daylight arrival in