We did get to FaceTime with Becca this morning. She had just finished a cycle race and came in 2nd. Yippee! It was a bit nippy this morning. We looked at the tides and decided the best time to leave was 10:00 so that is when we weighed anchor.
At 13:30, we were listening to a radio station and heard that it that it was already 80 degrees on the Jersey shore. Didn’t feel that hot out on the water but it was a beautiful day. Here is the catamaran, Plan Sea from Saint John, NB. He was doing the crossing with us and then will go through NYC on the East River as he’ll be going to Grand Manan, NB. We will be taking the Hudson to the New York Canal Systems.
By 14:00, we could see Atlantic City. We remember when we did our overnight crossing in September last year, it was the middle of the night when we bypassed here and the lights from the shore seemed to show up for hours.
We took turns on watch but neither one of us slept, mostly rested. Met a few cargo ships and I finished reading my book. We arrived at Sandy Hook and set the anchor at 05:30. the sun was just starting to come up. This is a fishing weir across from where we anchored.
And then we slept…..
We travelled 119.3 nm in 19.5 hrs