It’s been 11 months since we moved aboard Persuasion and started this adventure. (going all around the world, as Tayton calls it) 🙂 We have covered many miles, met some fine people and seen beautiful places. We have awakened to glorious sunrises and watched the sun go down creating magnificent sunsets And now as we are on the last leg of our adventure, we look forward to seeing those equally beautiful sunrises and sunsets right from our home. When our journey is completed, Mike will share the Captain’s Log which will tell you how many miles we’ve travelled, photos taken, etc.
Lots of bridges to go under today. You can see one after the other as you look up the canal. As we look back, we see that this one is blue. We couldn’t tell that when we went under, with the sun shining on it.
And that’s it, we are at the end of the C&D canal. There we saw some fishermen were getting ready to try their luck today. The current is really strong coming out of the canal into the Delaware River.
When we came by here in the fall, this nuclear plant had steam coming out of the stack. Today it does not. We see this plant from Persuasion for a long, long time, for more than 2 hours. It is a huge operation. Finally we see it behind us.
Here are some photos of other things we see while underway to Cape May:
And pass by the shore where we anchored last fall (after sailing for 22 hours from NY city) and had our dinghy tow break from the waves crashing when the winds picked up in the night. In the first photo you can see the wreck that is there on the shore. We were not far from that when we anchored. And the ferry terminal is just behind that shore.
The waves get bigger and the last while, the Captain is no longer using the autopilot. No more relaxing. We are down to 3-4 kn by times. Finally we get to the channel to turn into the anchorage. Even getting in there was a challenge.
We changed the oil after supper and watched a bit of TV. It sure was a long day.
Today we travelled 78.3 nm.