|Boats anchored in Cape May Harbor at beginning of sunset|
We saw a navy blue C&C 34plus (1990 - 36' long) called Cats Paws going towards the canal as we were coming out. Their captain yelled across the water asking us how it was out in the Delaware Bay. We told them bad. They turned the boat around and decided to tie up at their dock here. They also radioed us and let us know that they were planning on leaving at 2am tonight with another boat to take advantage of the favorable currents to go to the C&D Canal and asked if we wanted to join them. We said yes. We exchanged names and phone numbers and later Phil talked to Fred. Turns out he's a delivery captian and has transited the Delaware Bay many times. He said it would take 8 hr with the current to get to the C&D Canal and 10+ hours against the current. We both agree that leaving was conditional only if the winds calmed and clocked so they were coming from the West. The wind forecast is to change from the NW to the W 5-10 knots late evening. We hope this happens. Currently at the Brandywine Shoal Light the winds are NW 15.9 with gusts to 19, which is less than a little while ago.
In between the raising and lowering of the anchor, Phil and Vicki worked on tightening the bolts for the hull to deck joints with Phil on the outside and Vicki on the inside with the wrench. Hopefully that will help the leaks!
We had the warmed up leftover beef stew for lunch. While Vic and Phil took naps (I had mine this morning), I finished making my first pair of knitted socks.
|Lorraine's 1st pair pair knitted socks (and the mess on the boat)|
I'm going to make chicken and biscuits for supper tonight right after I'm done with this post.
Below are some photos that didn't get in the previous day's blog. Enjoy!
|Victoria reading She's happy!|
|Tip of Manhattan|