Non-event within this marina. 30 to
50                                                                                 mph winds bent the trees
surrounding us
but barely ripped the water. Highly recommend Summit Marine North  for a  
storm cellar. Plan on a leisurely morning before heading to Baltimore, MD.

Spending time with Tessa :) and her BOAT PARTY
OF THE CENTURY! Seeing Seth & Sarah again, Elliot's
Dark and Stormy, Betsy Aidem's Toffee & Kelly AuCoin's
Rye were only upstaged by Andrea Heibler's
announcements over the hailer and
Dominic Arithmetic D'Andrea's departure.
 
Freebirditude
September, 2012


Freedom Tower, NY, NY
Words cannot describe. . .

September 2-6 Statue of Liberty Basin and 79th Street Boat Basin



              <<<Andrea Heibler
Sept 7 - 15, Great Kills Boat Basin, Staten Island, New York
Richmond County Yacht Club
After the rock and roll of the 79th Street Boat Basin, the Great Kills Boat Basin felt like heaven. People move to Great Kills when they leave Manhattan to
relocate in Jersey--and then never leave. We know why. The basin, the Yacht Club bar, Top Tomato Food Store, the people. . . we'll be back!

Sept 16- 17 Departed NY Harbor at sunrise for a long trip down the coast to Atlantic City.
The best part of NYC was spending time with Tess. From Great Kills, a launch took us to shore. A 10 minute walk to the train station on a
track to the Staten Island Ferry to the 1 or A Subway to a stock market bar where the price of beer changes with the amount sold, a
Rays/Yankees debacle, dinner in the Village, paint from an inner city Home Depot, pizza and Stella.
9/11/2012
Staten Island ferry
sized pillings to bump
against on landing.
At 5 a.m. the next morning,  in inky darkness, we set out from Atlantic City on a 13 hour trip to Cape May, up the Del Bay and across the
C&D Canal to Summit North Marine in order to find a safe hole to hunker down. A front with gale force (50 mph) winds was expected
thru the area. Trusting our instruments, cruising without daylight or even a sliver of a moon, we crept out the Atlantic City inlet. When we hit
the waves, it felt like being on a roller-coaster blindfolded. I had the helm, Don stood on the bow and kept watch for rogue boats
failing to display running lights. An hour later, the skyline delineated, grew rusty, then golden.  We cheered!

Sept 17-19 Summit North Marina, Summit, DE - A perfect hurricane hole to hunker down as a huge cold front moves through.


Note the RED crosshairs, the location of where
we docked to wait out the gale force winds.

Sept 19-22 Henderson's Wharf Marina for a few more days in Baltimore

Sept 23-28 Returned to Spring Cover Marina in Solomon's Island for a bit of service work before the Krogen Rendezvous

Sept 29 - Oct 8 Early arrival at Calvert Marina across the bay from Spring Cove
The Rendezvous follows - See October