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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Bugs you say....
You are about to run the gauntlet of green head flies.....the state bird of NJ.
They live in the marshes on either side of the Delaware River and descend upon unsuspecting unprepared boaters.
Unlike most flies that bit you have to kill these .....they take a pound of flesh so make sure you have multiple flyswatters for you both
If you have Avon Skin So Soft that helps also.

One year my wife and I each had over 300 in the cockpit when we arrived in Cape May.

I know you guys anchor out. The Coast Guard bass or Lewes are the obvious spots. If a marina stay at Utches. Cheap family owned.
Cape May is one of my favorite stops and places. Tons of old Victorian Homes.....great restaurants.....fresh seafood market at the Lobster House from catches right off the boats. Don’t eat there though ....tourist trap.

How tall is your mast?


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