Monday, 24 September 2007
New Jersey The coast is flat and sandy, miles and miles of beach. The sailing has been lousy, very little no wind. The first day we motor sailed to Manasquan harbour, about 50 miles south of the NYC. It is a summer resort town with an amusement park, minigolf, beach bars, and a boardwalk close to a mile long lined with carnival games, ice cream, restaurants and souvenir stands. Friday we left Manasquan early to catch the tide and continue south to Atlantic City. We motorsailed the whole way. The calm is boring nut still preferable to the storms that are possible in this area. The Trump Marina/Hotel/Casino in Atlantic City allowed us a few hours of free dockage, this allowed us to swim in the pool, and have appy hour on the deck. Las Vegas style, over the top, but a fun diversion. After appy hour, we motored into a small lagoon to anchor for the night (the marina was $200/night). From the anchorage we could see the light show on the side of the hotel across the chanel. Saturday morning we awoke early foggy and calm conditions. another pot of coffee and we will see what the weather does.