Last night we anchored off the Trump Marina complex in Atlantic City, NJ and went into the Casino for lunch and a little black jack. We were hoping to stay at the marina, but the daily moorage rate of $2 per/ft per night was a little much for off-season at an empty marina.
One night at Atlantic City was enough so we headed south day sailing down to Cape May. A nice 40nm sail with mostly sunny skies and favorable winds let us get more comfortable with the boat. The primary observation for the day was that Pacifica is very easy to sail with all lines led to the cockpit and the relatively small sails it's very simple to raise, reef and trim sails. Since the boat sails so flat there is never a need to "hold on" or worry that a cup of coffee will overturn or even slosh for that matter.
Kathy's Birthday is tomorrow April 4th and we were hoping to be somewhere fun. It looks like her birthday "day" may need to be postponed since we are stuck here in Cape May.
The next leg of our journey to find warmer weather is to head up the Delaware Bay about 50nm to a canal that cuts through to the Chesapeake Bay where we can again make progress South.