Atlantic City 39.22.200N 074.24.500W
Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Fri 2 Sep 2011 11:20
We motored most of the day yesterday in light airs and then sailed for the last few hours into Atlantic City. I was keen to do a day or two there, as I thought it was a cheapskate way of doing Las Vegas, not that either of us fancy going there. I have to say the place looked awful, a huge complex of concrete called Hurrahs, Showboat, Trump Taj Mahal all flashing lights and we didn’t go ashore.
The anchorage was in the ICW Inlet and the current flowed at 4kts and I was concerned as there was a low 50ft bridge behind us that if we dragged would dismast us, bad enough dragging onto a sandbank but at least you have a chance to get off. As usual we set the anchor alarm and in the middle of the night it went off, I looked at it and it showed 0.13nM drift. Shit, I called, actually quite nicely to Suzanne, “Suzanne we may have a problem” and leapt out into the cockpit, closely followed by Suzanne where all was OK. Just another timing glitch on the US GPS satellites, as when we went down the Furuno was showing 0.03Nm and the alarm had cleared, but my heart took quite some time to settle.
In the morning we set off to Cape May, sailing in light airs at about walking speed, bloody Irene stole all our wind !
Below Hurricane Report for Friday 2 September
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON HURRICANE KATIA...LOCATED ABOUT 630 MILES EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...AND ON TROPICAL STORM LEE...LOCATED ABOUT 170 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMERON LOUISIANA