Reedy Island Anchorage
Position: 39 30.767N, 75 34.268W
Posted by Bill
Went up the Delaware Bay today. Traveled 61.5 nautical miles (for you land lubbers…a nautical mile is 1.151 statute miles) to a lovely anchorage just south of the C&D canal which takes you over to the Chesapeake Bay. We took advantage of a great weather window and a 2+ knot tidal current going up the bay. Anchored at Reedy Island around 4:20 PM.
The C&D canal and the Delaware Bay are some of the busiest waterways for shipping traffic in the world. We saw lots of ships. These big boys were hundreds of feet in length and were tankers and cargo ships. One even was transporting boats! Here are some pics:
Cape May is really a cross roads of many people doing what we are doing. We talked to several people that were traveling in sailboats or trawlers and heading for warmer weather for the winter. We are finding that living on the boat is pretty agreeable. We both sleep better now than ever before, probably because we are exhausted every day….lol. The boat is actually very comfortable. It is just harder and takes longer to do everything because you need to find something that is stored somewhere and it takes more time to dig it out and put it away. We found that the refrigerator holds more than the one we had at our lake house, and the freezer that we have holds as much as we had at the lake house. You do have to watch how much power and water you consume, and need to be a conservationist to make it last. This is not a bad thing. Living this way you begin to realize how much wasted energy and water are used in normal daily life on land. On board, it stares you in the face every day…how much electricity you consume, how much water you consume, how much trash is generated, how much human waste you generate. People in general should have to think more about these things than they really have to. Someone else just deals with it for you in normal land based life. This will come back to bite us in the ass someday as a human population.
Friends, relatives, kids and grandkids…have we mentioned how much we miss you all?
Several people have asked about doing a map of where we have been. Every day I post a position at the top of the blog. You can key these coordinates into Google Maps and see where it is. We have been pushing hard to get to Baltimore by a deadline, but when we get there I will have more time to find the best way to show a location map. It is on the list….
Tomorrow we plan to be in Havre de Grace and see if we can hook up with my brother and his family. The day after we will be in Baltimore for almost a week. Then to the boat show in Annapolis and south thereafter!