Great sailing progress John. Why not just keep going and aim for a circumnavigation?
Unless you've seen it all before, or there was a threat of an early and active hurricane season, I'm curious to know why you're in such a rush to get to the Chesapeake though.
I"ve traveled throughout the Gulf and East Coast for years. But if I was visiting these places for the first time again, exploring the different ports and meeting new people along the way would be hard to resist.