Pictures From the Trip

October 3, 2001
Last Cruising Update - Summary

October 1, 2001
Cruising Update - From Annapolis

September 26, 2001
Home Strech

September 19, 2001
Last Of The Erie Canal

September 15, 2001
Back on the Eastern Erie Canal

September 12, 2001
Finishing the Western Erie Canal

September 10, 2001
Lockport to Fairport

September 7, 2001
Western Frontier of the Erie Canal

September 6, 2001
Back in the Canal System

September 4, 2001
Leaving The Great Lakes

September 1, 2001
In our 7th State

August 29, 2001
Ohio Has Libraries

August 27, 2001
Vermilion, Ohio

August 26, 2001
Fox Haven Marina

August 22, 2001
In Put-in-Bay

August 17, 2001
The End Of Lake Huron

August 15, 2001
Down Lake Huron

August 13, 2001
North Channel and Lake Huron

August 3, 2001
Gore Bay

August 1, 2001
Keel-Haulings

July 31, 2001
Rocks Everywhere

July 28, 2001
On To The North Channel

July 17, 2001
Wouldn't Change A Thing

July 13, 2001
Speed Limit

July 9, 2001
Thousands of Islands

July 5, 2001
Out Of New York

July 3, 2001
Typical Day

July 2, 2001
Cold Mornings

July 1, 2001
Phoenix NY And Beyond

June 26, 2001
Through The First Lock

June 25, 2001
Up Around Manhattan

June 15, 2001
Daily Routine

June 12, 2001
Strolling The Vineyards

June 11, 2001
Sag Harbor

June 9, 2001
Block Island & Beer Can Music

June 5, 2001
Lessons Learned

June 1, 2001
The Tides Increasing

May 25, 2001
Up The Coast Of New Jersy

May 21, 2001
Getting To Know The Cruisers

May 17, 2001
And So It Begins!

Up the Coast of New Jersy -

 May 25, 2001 

Here we are off of the ICW in New Jersey in the town of Forked River. It is cold, misty, and windy (20 MPH+). After being on the water for 7 hours, we are glad to be in a marina and wandering on land for a while.

Because of a rotten weather forecast, we stayed in Cape May an extra day and did regular boat maintenance and chores. While ashore we found a great fresh seafood place - - the grilled mahi mahi for dinner was great.

Based on our limited experience between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic (one passage on each!), we'll take the Atlantic any day! Although we had 4 foot swells, the swells are much easier to take than the "chop" you get with waves. The trip was good. We saw porpoises all along the way and had a yellow warbler join us for about two hours - - he even sat with us on the flybridge for a while! It was kind of exciting to watch the beach resorts along the shoreline (Ocean City, Atlantic City, etc.)

Stayed in a great little anchorage outside of Atlantic City for two nights and walked the boardwalk/casinos during the second day. No, we did not win millions (or anything for that matter), but we had a great lunch at an Irish Pub. As we were dinghying around, we watched a commercial fishing boat unload shellfish. Pretty amazing - - no wonder fish are in short supply.

We'll be glad to see the sun and some warm weather again. As of now, we plan to head to Sandy Hook in northern New Jersey within the next two to three days.

Jeri and Brian