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It was a Whale of a day

10 October 2018
With hurricane Micheal approaching in was time to get down the coast and find some shelter if required. We left Sandy Hook NJ. at 9 a.m. Tuesday for an overnight run down the coast. Our plan was to get to the Cape May area in the morning and rest for a while then proceed as far as possible up Delaware Bay. However, it's hard to keep a good boat down and we arrived off the Cape May Shoal at 4 a.m. and decided to press on; we caught the last couple of hours of the flood tide and roared all the way to Chesapeake City MD. 189 miles in 29 hours!

It was a beautiful, warm sunny day as we motored in a light southerly breeze, fortunately the sea stayed calm all day, although it did get a little bumpy in the night. We passed the day sightseeing down the coast and watching the local fisherman race around looking for a strike. We travel with the dinghy lashed to the foredeck while offshore which restricts our forward visibility somewhat, so it is necessary to move around and check for fishtraps and debris. As I stood up to check I saw what I thought was a huge tractor tire right against the hull, as I braced for contact I realized it was a Whale about to breach. I was stunned, I could have reached out and touched him and as he dove I was sure one side of his tail was going to hit the BBQ. An hour later we were still getting over our near miss when Bev saw another one about a quarter of a mile away. Truly a memorable day.

Today's image is the sun rising over Cape May.
Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On