I’m knocking on my door as I write this, but looks like we just might make it back before school starts. Our biggest obstacle because of the side effects of Cristobal was offshore at Cape May; traveling the Jersey Shore, and we did that today.
We landed at the Annapolis Public Piers the night before last (really hated leaving Annapolis) and last night at South Jersey Marina.
I woke up this morning not really knowing what would be, but it all worked out. As we approached the exit to the inlet we were snatched up by the current as dolphins frolicked about. I could see swells on the horizon rolling into the beach, but no white water. The swells at times were fairly large at 5-7′ giving a smooth rocking motion and plenty of sea spray on the deck, but very little slamming.
Capt. Al solved the sliding fridge problem with a couple of screws. When I do the galley refit, I’m going to have to be sure that all of the new appliances are well fastened.
I also discovered 2 leaking windows today with all the spray. They are both fairly bad leaks that are wetting the mattress as water runs on the inside of the frame, behind the teak paneling and along the hull onto the bed. I will have to have them both re-sealed soon as I get home.
I’m very relieved that we have arrive in New York without any delay, but still cautiously optimistic as we are not home yet. Today, things are looking good.