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June 9, 2022, Bohemia River, MD: After leaving Norfolk we headed north stopping by Smith Island and visiting friends in Solomons and Annapolis. A weather window looks to be opening this weekend for travel to NYC, so we left Annapolis yesterday, will transit the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal this afternoon, and on Saturday go through nobody's favorite bay, Delaware Bay to Cape May. Weather permitting we'll leave Sunday for NYC and the Hudson River. At the moment we plan to sail from Cape May about 160 miles to Half Moon Bay on the Hudson. 

May 23, 2022, Norfolk, VA: We arrived in Norfolk yesterday, anchoring in Hospital Point at the beginning of the ICW. We have closed the loop having traveled 1250 miles to Key West and back with a slight diversion to the Abacos. The weather for the next few days will not be conducive for traveling north, so we'll stay in Norfolk for a few days. Our next stop? 

May 17, 2022, Oriental, NC: We continue our northward journey. After leaving Charleston on May 7, we moved up the coast moving almost daily. We'll stay in Oriental for a couple of days before resuming our travels. We expect to arrive in the Norfolk region around Memorial Day after an obligatory stop at Coinjock. Then some time the Chesapeake visiting with friends. Our goal is to be back on Lake Ontario around Independence Day.

See past plans here: Latest Plans

In general we plan to stop at a marina about every 7 to 10 days while we are here in the US. We much prefer to anchor out or stay on a mooring as they are quieter and far less expensive, especially anchoring which is free. 

While in the marina we'll restock with perishable goods, fill the water tanks, empty the holding tank, take a long hot shower, do laundry and hopefully enjoy good wifi. Depending on our arrival time we'll stay one or two nights. 

Marinas can be budget busters. In the Metro NY area rates run from $3 to over $4 a foot per night. Second Star is 36 feet long so the fees add up quick.  Moorings generally run from $30 to $50 a night, a more affordable option but still expensive.