Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chesapeake City

We spent a restful night aboard Bear after the long haul from Cape May to Chesapeake City.  The next morning, we were eager to get ashore and explore the town, formally known as the Village of Bohemia.  In 1839, this … Continue reading

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Cape May Architecture – Victorian Delights!

Cape May is one of the oldest seaside resort towns in America.  The area was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 and became a booming vacation destination after the advent of the steamboat, which ferried in wealthy travelers from Philadelphia … Continue reading

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From Cape May, up the Delaware, and through the C&D Canal

After ten days in Cape May, we had mixed emotions the Sunday before we left. As we tried to take care of last minute chores like provisioning and cleaning out Chip’s Jeep, we also managed to fit in a couple … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for Amazon: How to Fix an Autopilot

While in Cape May, we finally got our outboard working with some serious help from Morgan at Whale Creek Marina. We also fixed our autopilot without much help from anyone but Google and Amazon.

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Good Times in Cape May

Sadly, we have fallen WAY behind with our blog.  Luckily, this is due to the fact that we have had busy days, filled with fun and adventure.  While this post surely won’t do our time in Cape May justice, I … Continue reading

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Trying to Fix Our Outboard in Cape May

Our 5hp Mercury came with Bear when we bought her. The engine was something that was not in the listing, but the broker had mentioned as being part of the deal. We had almost forgot about it before we left … Continue reading

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The Currents of the Delaware Make for Ten Days in Cape May

An hour or two after we arrived in Cape May, while I was still winding down with a few beers in the cockpit, we broke out Eldridge (a book of tide and current tables, along with all sorts of other … Continue reading

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Sailing from Sandy Hook to Cape May

As we indicated on Facebook, we successfully made it from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Nearly as importantly, we never saw any of the food that Margaret ate again during the trip. However, the voyage was not without incident. Thursday … Continue reading

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Just in time for the 4th…our sail past Lady Liberty.

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Hurricane Arthur and Us

Some of you have voiced some anxiety about our well being in the face of Hurricane Arthur. We really appreciate your concern, but there is nothing to get too worried about. We have been monitoring the reports and forecasts from … Continue reading

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