From the Chesapeake Bay, we shot across the 15 mile-long C & D Canal (with a 3 knot current going our way!), then down a smooth Delaware River arriving to Cape May, NJ without much drama (some trips have been very memorable!). Fortunately our good weather window held up so we could continue offshore the next morning to NYC.
Not sure we need more laws & regulations, but it would be nice if people could resist releasing Mylar balloons into the air during every celebration. As we know, everything which goes up, must come down. In just 2 days in NY & CT, we saw nearly a hundred balloons floating in the water! Really, really bad for every creature from turtles, to ducks, to fish over many years as they slowly deflate, breaking down into millions of tiny particles.
After our customary overnite stop at the peaceful Hamburg Cove in Lyme, CT, we’re now safely at our marina in Deep River for a month or so. As always, our plans are in flux, but our rough plan is to leave just after the 4th of July weekend craziness for Block Island, the Vineyard, thru the Cape Cod Canal, the Boston area & continuing northward for a few weeks in Maine.