LEFT CAPE MAY FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE REDICULOUS
We left around 7:40AM and entered the Atlantic to 3-5 ft swells with 12-15 knot winds. We wanted to go farther, but figured that Atlantic City would be 46 miles- a great stretch…and that is what we did. We called the Marina associated with The Golden Nugget Casino and docked at 1:15pm. Very severe thunder storms were predicted from 5-7pm so we wanted to be in the dock prepared for that knowing the sea was already rough enough and pop ups can happen earlier!
Along the way there was hardly any traffic- a coast guard boat sped past, a Lobster boat and a few pleasure craft. We are not certain what that structure is but thought it was a searching rig. There was a parasailer in the distance off the New Jersey coast but mainly we were alone!
After catching up with needed boat work, we caught a jitney into the boardwalk area, as we had never been there! For $2.25 you can go all over the area and catch another for the same price back. So now we can say we saw the boardwalk! It was sad to see so many run down areas, but they are working on bringing things around.
Our desire to head in early was partly because of no where else to go further up the coast and horrible predictions for a bad thunderstorm evening. It was the best thing to do, as we stopped to people watch before dinner at the lounge outside the Marina at the Golden Nugget. For entertainment, we caught the show of Jerry Blavat, a 60’s disc jockey who was prominent on American Bandstand! Of course, being so close to Philly,etc. there were some GREAT dancers from our era! It is the BEST music too!
Then right before 7pm , he ended the show and everyone scattered! We lucked out getting “dinner Seats” at the bar grabbing the primo table as people were leaving. We were high up in the Chart House restaurant over looking the Marina so we could watch Bucket List during the storm! (We just heard that we lost power at our house as a tree limb broke on the power line with live wires on the street! It has been rectified but neighbors lost power too! Sorry…).
We are off today , Wed, for as far as we can go as we have a perfect day with perfect seas! The Atlantic is our friend this morning! Enjoy your day! Will post later when get lucky with cell coverage again!