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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.

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Currently (October 2021) the tracker reports our position every 30 minutes. Early in our trip it was set to 10 minutes, however that generated too much data. We usually travel at about 6 knots, with 10 minute intervals that yields 6 updates an hour. Setting a longer reporting interval also reduces the power consumption, something about which we are very careful. The Spot is only turned on when we are moving, so there will be time gaps when we are anchored or at a dock. And sometimes we forget to turn it on before we leave, which makes for an unusual track, for example leaving Block Island or Cape May.

The Spot map will not show more than 500 data points at a time. The time ranges can adjusted to see where we are at different times. When a custom time range is used, the arrows will advance or backup the time frame.