Sunday, September 27, 2009

Waiting for the Weather






We decided to go right to Sandy Hook, NJ and skip NYC. We tried to motorsail but the wind was on our back all the was to Sandy Hook. There was small craft advisories issued, but I didn't think it was that bad compared to some Lake sailing we've done.

On our way into Sandy Hook we notice tons of Fishing trap markers which you really need to stay away from.

We decided to grab a mooring ball at Atlantic Highlands which includes free water taxi till midnight. There is a small hip town within walking distance with a Laundry mat, food store and lots of little Bistros. It is a very nice summer vacation town which is starting to close down for the winter. We have been finishing up some projects which I am sure will never end, but seem to be getting easier.


Dick and Ann from S/V Grey Hound gave us a bottle of Champagne to toast to the first new place we made it to so we popped the cork(Thanks Guys). We are going to stay one more night on the mooring and then anchor for the next night or two before doing our 30 hour sail down to Cape May. I was hoping maybe to have someone else do this part instead of me because of the dogs. I am afraid that Sara may hold it and not go on the boat for the whole time, which would not be good. We had no takers so we will just deal with it. Our weather opening looks to be Tuesday or Wednesday and it looks pretty good for sailing the whole way. The people we meet on S/V Tocorora will be here Monday and it sounds like his wife and kids will take a train down to Cape May and he will solo this part without them. We will sail with him till he pulls into a cut that he can pick up the NJ ICW. We draw way to much for this part and are just headed all the way to Cape May's deeper water. This will put us closer to Annapolis and there might still be a chance to make the boat show. But we aren't putting any push on for a time frame. It's just not worth it.




8 comments:

Schyler - Laure said...

Looks like Tuesday will be perfect for your reach down to Delaware. The dogs will figure it out, animals always do.
We made reservations for Annapolis for the 7th - 9th in case you do not make it. I think you will though...

mary hogrebe said...

Hi Guys! Welcome to Jersey!! Sorry we didn't know or we certainly would've cruised down to atlantic highlands to visit! I'm glad to hear our fellow statesmen have been giving you a warm welcome! Oh, I have to say, I got a great laugh, picturing Jon's face, when you were held up for obama ;)!
Safe Journeys! Mary and Billy "Sunset"

greyhound said...

Glad to hear the bubbly was tasty. You should have no problem making Naptown. We'll most likely see you down there. Fair Point is pretty quiet these days.

Cheers,

Jon and Arline Libby said...

We may still leave on Wednesday because we need to watch the tide up the Delaware and that will be in our favor Saturday or Sunday. Hey Schyler can you pick my mail up at Diane's house for us. We should pay some bills before they come looking for us;)
Hi Mary and Billy glad you caught that we were here. We forgot to take your number down. Were hoping we might see you guys.
Hey Dick and Ann, When are you going down? Hope we make it in time. It will be close but so far looks like we will.

Mojo said...

Hey Jon and Arline. We heard that you had set sail and wanted to wish you fair winds and rum drinks! We will be watching your blog and hoping the dogs work it out! Janice and Dave/MOJO

Robert said...

Hi Guys,

It is great to read how your dream is finally coming true. You have not missed much as the weather here has been cold and damp. Good luck. We will be following you as you head for the good winter weather. Stay safe......Bob & Terry

greyhound said...

where in the heck are you???????????

we (Jerry included) froze our XXXXX off today up north!

Jon and Arline Libby said...

Hello Everyone....
We are in Cape May, NJ.
Thanks for watching us, it makes us feel that adding to the blog really matters.We are always doing things either on the boat or on shore so I have to sit and make it a point to take a moment and relax, which gives us a chance to write.