Monday, May 28, 2018

Atlantic City - Last Day at a dock

As always at Atlantic City, the boats just keep getting bigger and bigger
The winds subsided and, hopefully, the seas calmed. The high here today was only 73 and then only for a few brief moments when the sun forgot it was supposed to be cloudy all day. We thought we were bringing the southern warmth up north with us but it left us at Atlantic City.

I completed Rounds 2 and 3 of the Weather App Shootout but it's up to Waterway Guide when they will be published. It's rather frightening how tenuous the apps' grasp on reality is. Some are really no good at all but some are much better. I will do Round 4 based on our Delaware Bay experience and Round 5 based on Tuesday's ride up the Jersey shore.

The Golden Nugget was as crowded as I've ever seen it, but then it was Memorial Day weekend
All the apps and NOAA agree that Tuesday is a perfect day to return to NY along the New Jersey shore. That alone should give you pause. Nothing is every that open and shut. I'm sure we in for a few surprises along the way but barring a major about-face overnight, we're leaving at first light Tuesday morning, probably around 6:00 am. The outlook for Wednesday is favorable to catch the flood tide at the Narrows and ride it all the way up the river to our home, the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club.