Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Manasquan, New Jersey

We untied our lines at 0540 yesterday- another early start because "time and tide wait for no man" and said good-bye to Atlantic City with no regrets. We are not big city bright lights people.

This morning red sky foretold severe thunderstorms for the evening.

New Jersey shores are even more packed than Florida's.  The multi-story houses are crowded close together, and they are everywhere. We midwesterners are blessed to have space!

We arrived in Manasquan via the last section of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. It ends (or starts) here. We have traversed the IWC from Mobile Bay, AL around/through Florida, and up the East Coast  to here. Yesterday's trip was easy- far fewer No Wake Zones than the previous day and fewer shoaling issues. We did bump the bottom once in mid-channel, even though we draw a mere 26 inches.

We had severe thunderstorms overnight followed by a steady all-day rain today. We spent the day doing laundry and tidying up our storage areas. We took a taxi to ShopRite to reprovision. It's a huge grocery store with an amazing selection of everything. The aisles are so narrow that 2 carts could barely squeeze through. All 20 checkout lanes were busy. The number of shoppers probably exceeded the population of Guttenberg, Iowa. I felt like my head was going to explode!

If the wave heights allow, we will be heading to Staten Island tomorrow, so stay tuned...

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