The boat is ready! We are ready! The weather is looking good!
It looks like we are set for a departure tomorrow (Monday the 20th) morning for a trip north along the coast. Our destination is Sandy Hook Marina in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. The models are forecasting a trip of about 5 1/2 days to cover the nearly 800 miles. That seems a bit optimistic, but we will have the Gulf Stream pushing us along for most of the trip, so over 100 miles a day is not totally unreasonable.
As usual, I will try to post here at least once a day, and as usual, don’t worry about us if a post doesn’t appear. Lots of things could interfere!
Hopefully the fish will cooperate. Out in the Gulf Stream and just out past it they have been catching quite a few yellowfin tuna. A freezer full of tuna steaks would be a welcome way to arrive at the end of our trip!
We are looking forward to leaving the land of heat, humidity, and bugs.