Friday the 13th.....we had planned to take the ICW today, but after hearing several warnings from locals about the shallow waters, we decided to take the ocean route. Ron always plots our course on the chartplotter the night before a departure, but this late decision required some fast planning. We checked the predicted wind/ wave situation and headed out. Amazingly, the winds were 2 knots with gusts to 4 knots, so the water looked like glass. The ocean swells were 2 to 3 feet with a period of 7 seconds, so it was a nice rolling ride. Duke slept most of the way. After 4 hours, we turned in to Abescon Inlet at Atlantic City.
Since it was still early, we decided to take that section of the ICW to New Gretna, which is the town next Little Egg Harbor where Ron's family lives. We had checked out Viking Yachting Center when we were here at Christmas. It is about an hour off the ICW, but it is a really nice marina ($1.50 per foot) with a pool. They build Viking Yachts in the building nexxtx door.
Church (Theresa was lector), grocery shopping, and dinner at Brian's and Denise's. We are staying on the boat rather than with family because it is easier with Duke.
7/15, 7/16, 7/17...more time with family.