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Old 10-03-2011
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Donna,

We have done the circumnavigation route a couple of times. You should note that the only really passable inlet from Cape May/ Lewis to the entrance to the Chesapeake at Norfolk is Ocean City Maryland. Though passable, this is also not a very nice inlet in many different typers of weather and tides. certainly not the place for a first timer in many ways.

I would suggest if you want off shore experience a different tact. Go to Cape May and take a few days from there. 26 miles to Atlantic City, 16 miles to Lewis accross my favorite...Delaware Bay. You would get some ocean experience this way. Also Cape May, Atlantic City are two of the very best NJ inlets and along with Manequan are the only ones that dont have issues associated with them.

PDAltair, I rememeber yourblog/ story about your trip and it was quite memorable. Your catamaran is a lot safer going in some of the inlets I would not try with a keel boat.

Dave
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