Our cruise from Cape May to Block was quiet and uneventful. We followed two sailboats out of Cape May that were also headed to Block, and spoke to them as we passed them late in the afternoon. We had very little wind, and the fact that we were cruising on the longest day of the year made the nighttime hours relatively short. We had the usual traffic of big commercial ships coming and going in the New York City lanes, but no close encounters. The moon was only half full, but shone very brightly, and we were visited by the dolphins at about 4 am in the morning, as we were getting close to the southern shore of Long Island!
Upon arriving at the entrance to the Salt Pond, we were confused by the sight of what looked like “many” (forty to fifty??) sailboats milling around in front of the island. We quickly checked and found out that this week is Race Week at Block!! This means that there are probably over 125 sailboats participating in various classes of races over the entire week. Too bad, there is hardly any wind, and it has just started raining!!!!
Anyway, we anchored at about 11 am, and had a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs, and had a nap. Chris just went for a dive under the boat to “check things out” and decided that everything looked good after about 5 minutes in the 62 degree water….We ain’t in the Bahamas any more…!!!
Tomorrow morning we will cruise the 5 hours or so to get to Fall River. Our friends John and Travis Woolcott will pick us up in the afternoon from the marina and bring us home. Then it will really be over. I’ll try to think of some deep and meaningful things to say by then on our final blog of this great adventure.