Day 7: The Atlantic Passage
Good Grief! Less than 5 nm from Kiptopeke and we go aground. Stupid,
stupid, stupid. By the grace of God and reverse gear we break loose.
After we pass the Bay Bridge Tunnel (BBT), the swells increase to
five feet. Not much wind though. Crew, GPS, and radar greatly facilitate
the passage to Ocean City (25 hours). Thunder clouds everywhere but not
here. We are blessed.
Back to Jule III Home.
- There is a Dolphin in There (Really!):
About six hours out we see a gagle? of dolphins approaching the Jule III.
Unfortunately, the ship's photographer is not fast enough to catch it.
- Sunset on the Atlantic: The sun is
leaving us and we have another 14 hours before Ocean City. The crew
is excited but also sleepy. A long way to go.
- Landfall at Ocean City: Landfall at
0830. By the time we reach the White Marlin Marina it is 1000..unfavorable
current at 5 kts. Docking in the slip was a challenge!!!!