When we left Baltimore, it was no longer raining 🙂
Chesapeake City – Schaefer’s Marina
We recommend a stop in Chesapeake City. Memorial Day weekend was spectacular! Thanks, Donna, for bringing some great weather.
Docking at Schaefer’s Marina, just northeast of the Chesapeake City fixed bridge, equates to front row seating for the live band. Notice Exhale is docked next to our table.
Cape May, New Jersey
New Jersey marks our seventh state. We noted the waters were significantly cleaner (considerably less floating logs and debris) as we traveled north along the Atlantic Ocean, loopers say that’s “running on the outside”, rather than in the protected Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), or “inside.”
As the seas began to get choppy, we saw more fishing boats; those commercial fishermen are hearty stock (this one is for you, Sam).
Cape May was lovely, worth visiting again. Although we didn’t take many photos there, we got in MORE than 10,000 steps that day (that’s for you, Rodger).
We endured rough seas, from Cape May to Atlantic City, turning the girls (including Maddie) green for hours. Surrounded by casinos, we were overwhelmed by the holiday weekend crowd. It turns out, they were giving away a truck!
We heard the odds of winning the GMC truck were 3,000 to one, never mind that you had to play the slots to qualify, then you must be “present to win.”
Happy Memorial Day
Thank you to those men and women who served our country. Most of all to our beloved World War II vets, Larry Straley and John Gill, Sr.
We got up before breakfast, and pulled away from the dock before sunrise. Lead by Phantom, the looper parade began at 5:05 am.
Exhale was the second looper in the procession, followed by HMS Vagabond, Meanders, and Island Girl. Late riser, New Freedom, joined us once the fog lifted.
A warm shout out to Scott and Beth who are preparing for a LONG hike! Hope you join us soon on the water.
The looper parade is headed to New York Harbor, hoping to anchor behind the Statue of Liberty; the weather gods will definitely decide. See you very soon 7 &8!