Tuesday, September 18, 2012

On the move

I think I'm finally caught up!
We are docked at Henderson Wharf Marina, in Fells Point, in Baltimore, MA. We have a storm moving through, with severe thunderstorm warnings out, and it has been blowing 25 to 30, and raining on and off all day. The cold front is about an hour away, and it is going to really blow as it passes through.
Because of the weather, it has given me a chance to catch up on my blog, and us a chance to do a little cleaning.
The storm just rolled through, and it blew at 59.3 MPH. The boat ahead of us lost its bimini top, and as I look out, I see some others flapping in the wind. Some people had things out on the dock that are no longer there, there is a sailboat adrift, and I'm sure there is other damage, but we were prepared, and everything is OK with September Song.
Back to the blog. We left Sandy Hook anchorage to a beautiful, calm, Atlantic, and made our way to Atlantic City, NJ, where we anchored again for the night. Atlantic City is a beautiful sight with all the lights at night. From there, we  headed out into another calm day on the Atlantic, and made our way to Lewes Beach, DE, and anchored out again for the night. The next morning we cruised Delaware Bay. Delaware Bay can be real nasty, but it was calm the whole way to Delaware City. We have been so lucky with the weather! Not too long after we got tied up at the Delaware City Marina, a DeFever 45 RPH pulled in ahead of us. We had never met Jim and Kathy "JimKat" before, but they knew a lot of our cruising friends. (Lifes2Short, Maya, Aurora, and others)  It's a small world out on the water! That evening, we had cocktails on September Song, and went into town for dinner together. What a fun time we had, and I'm sure we will meet up again.
JimKat was headed North, and we are headed south, so we said "until the next time" the next morning, and headed into the C&D Canal for the Chesapeake.
It was great to be back in the Chesapeake, our playground for three summers, and our first stop was a beautiful little cove on the Sassafras River. After we anchored, it was time to catch some blue crabs for dinner. I wasn't disappointed.
The trees are starting to take on their fall colors here, so after a couple of weeks playing in the Chesapeake, and waiting for Joe and Julia "Sea Pearl" to catch up, we will keep pushing South before the butter gets too hard to spread.
YA! All caught up.

September Song (love the Chesapeake) out

The trees are starting to take on their fall colors, so it will soon be time to head South. 

Beautiful day for a sail on the Delaware Bay.

A couple pieces of string, a little chicken, and Voila, crabs for dinner.

Aren't they beautiful?
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  1. Glad you guys are OK in this wind. We're anchored in a great spot off the Choptank and only saw 30 kts today because of the protection. It was a mean day...

  2. Very happy to hear from you! We were a bit worried. It's calmed down now, just light rain.

  3. Enjoying your blog...great photos! We're back up on the Tenn River enjoying the cool fall weather and beautiful scenery. Staying aboard our friends' boat at Goose Pond Marina in Scottsboro, AL. See you in the Keys! Safe cruising!