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spent a great weekend in Solomons for PRAD, local celebration of the river appreciation days. great food, good fun.
did you sail up the de bay and down or down the coast and up the chessie?
Up the Delaware, then down.

I missed it if you told us - where are you starting from?
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i did the trip single handed last year from woods hole mass to miami in oct and nov - the weather fronts start coming through on a regular basis so you need to watch closely and sit when necessary
my trip went down buzzards bay to long island sound to east river to cape may up the delware bay thru the c&d canal down the cheaspeake and thru the dismal swamp to beaufort nc - offshore to wrightsville beach to southport then offshore to (I forget where i came in) - then inside to beaufort sc then offshore to jacksonville and on down to st augustine then inside to fort pierce then off shore to miami -
i would have done more outside but the weather did not cooperate
plan on sitting out a few blow - i had to sit in solomons md for 5 days with 2 fronts and 30k winds - then count on things breaking - i lost my windlass control and took 2 days to get a new one
there will be a lot of people going the same way so you can hook up with them -
if you have an hf radio there is a morning net on 6.227 for check in and you can get advise and conditions all the way down
in addition if you have an air card for your computer you can see the weather and plan accordingly

by the way am doing the same trip this year except with an admiral
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We enjoy the ICW as well as short hops outside in good weather. As "cockpit potatos" we avoid bad weather on either route. We have been cruising at least some portion of the ICW every year since 1972 and find it very reliable with plenty of good overnight anchorages that would allow days of no more than 50 or 60 miles. Some people don't like the constant attention needed at the helm for ICW travel or they are disturbed by the bridges. I can see the limitation of being single-handed with the former, but not a problem with good palnning for your needs while underway. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew (now southbound on the ICW at mile 295)
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Up the Delaware, then down.

I missed it if you told us - where are you starting from?
Manasquan. Outside run to Cape May. Plan's fading. sigh.
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My condolences. This has been an ugly fall. I gave up on the season yesterday and brought most of my gear home, and secured the boat for the nor'easter.
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