Editor's Note: This entry is part of a series of entries chronicling GolfCourseHome and WaterViewHome Publisher David Lott's cruise from Baltimore to Martha's Vineyard. Look for links to the next entry at the end of each post. You can also find links to other posts at the start of each entry. Day 1: 40 Fast Miles Ends with Engine Failure Day 2 & 3 : Fuel polishing and on to the C&D Canal Day 4: Delaware Bay Day 6: Trump Marina Atlantic City Day 6-7: Confused Seas at Manasquan Inlet Day 7-8: Riding Pea Soup Fog into New York City Day 8-9: Cruising thru New York City & Hell's Gate Day 9-10: Beautiful Boats at Milford, CT Day 11: Saybrook & the Schooner Winfield Lash Day 12-13: Martha's Vineyard at Last
Day 4 ended with a short ride through the Cape May Canal to Utcher's Marina in Cape May, New Jersey. we had our best greeting of the trip--a goodie bag filled with treats such as a bottle of red wine, coupon for free coffee, biscotti, maps and soap. The biscotti immediately disappeared. We ate at a local restaurant, concluding a 57-mile, 11-hour day.
We motored out from shore about 3-4 miles, and turned left to the north and Atlantic City. Rain came up again and we pulled on the foul weather gear. Following seas with four-foot swells gave us a good rocking and rolling ride and the newly anointed rubber gaskets stayed dry as a bone.
We turned into the Absecon Inlet at 5:15 pm, having covered more than 47 miles, and continued on to the fuel dock in front of the Trump Marina. On to Manasquan and the treacherous Manasquan Inlet tomorrow!