Winter sailing on the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic City to Cape May, New Jersey. We skedaddled from AC as soon as there was enough light. The morning was cold and I skated around the frozen dock as I cast us off. For our third mid-winter day offshore we again enjoyed freezing temperatures, sunshine and big, soft […]
cruising - verb: to sail about on a pleasure trip.
Articles and stories of the cruising life and coastal travel by boat.
Wednesday Dec 25, 2013 Fuel Dock Manasquan, NJ As soon as we could see, about 7 AM, we motored out of the anchorage and into New York Harbor. This was not a place for us to practice navigating in the dark. But then it was Christmas morning and, other than the bright orange ferries in […]
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 Liberty State Park anchorage Jersey City, NJ To make it down the East River and past Hell Gate on the right current we had to arrive at Throg’s Neck Bridge about 1:30 PM. Which meant leaving Mamaroneck at 11:30, for sure no later than 12:00. We showered fast, fueled up, and […]
Monday Dec 23, 2013 Brewer Post Road Marina Mamaroneck, NY Here we were nearly to the mouth of the East River and only had a couple more pages to go in our Long Island Sound chart book, which was the only one for the trip we’d been able to buy in Newport. Luckily it was […]