Hi Girls & Guys: The 210 nautical mile offshore passage from Cape May to Block Island was uneventful and very restful. After the passage from Norfolk to Cape May with the Lyle Hess English Cutter, Alice of Penhryn I was totally exhausted from the long arduous days of sailing the Chesapeake & Delaware Bays! Andy & Maria on Alice wanted to see New York City. This being their first visit to the U S A I could not blame them. I have always been awed by all that activity on that one little speck of land called the Big Apple. Traveling through the Battery, the Narrows and Hell Gate is a very exciting experience also. Going with the current reaching speeds of ten knots or better!
Hi Girls & Guys: Having slept for 36 hours on the passage from Cape May, the time went by so fast it took me awhile to get my bearings for the Great Salt Pond on Block Island. Arriving the morning of July 1st, I set the Terns' anchor in my favorite cove, looked over the side to see the anchor was set and hit the bunk for more sleep. I slept all day and night still tired from the grueling trip up the Chesapeake Bay and down the Deleware Bay.