16 May 2010 | 38 57.06'N:74 54.33'W, Utsch's Marina, Cape May NJ
Sunday; 16-05-10: I finished my last Friday entry a little too soon. Friday evening, as I was getting ready to head for the Tiki Bar (see picture), ominous black clouds started moving into the area. Within minutes, all hell broke loose. Horizontal and vertical lighting, thunder, heavy winds, torrential downpours, and hail. It lasted for hours, and precluded my visit to the Tiki Bar, although it didn't seem to slow down the Friday night revelers who already had a sheltered spot at the bar. Saturday's run down to Cape May was an interesting day. Left Chesapeake City at 0830, and caught the current just right in the C&D Canal, getting a solid three knot push into Delaware Bay. Wind was a solid 15 to 20 all day, but right on my stern, so I was rockin' and rollin' a lot, but no pounding. After a few hours of fighting the incoming tide, it turned, my speed jumped up, and the seas calmed down, and the rest of the ride, under sunny skies, was quite pleasant. Tied up at the Marina at 1700. Today's run will be about 35 NM up to Atlantic City, where it looks like I will have to spend a few days waiting for a front to pass through. Hmmmm. Anyone for Texas Hold'em?