Heading up the Pasquotank River north of Elizabeth City, NC - just south of the entrance to the Great Dismal Swamp Canal
Spring 2008   -   Florida to New Hampshire   -   Page 3
Rafted at the Visitor Center dock
on the Dismal Swamp Canal
The new million-dollar
pontoon  bridge at the
Dismal Swamp
Visitor Center in
South Mills, NC
05/19/08 - 10:10 AM - Dep. Dismal Swamp Visitor Ctr. dock
Monday   1:15 PM - arr Deep Creek Lock
                5: 00 PM - through Jordan Bridge (had to wait 2 hrs)
                5:30 PM - arr: Waterside Marina,
Norfolk, VA
               Today: 22.3 n mi  -  Eng: 5.3 hrs  (ave speed: 3.1 kts!)
          Nancy departs via SW airline for Hanover, NH tomorrow,
          Madison & I carry on...

05/20/08 - 8:30 AM - Dep. Norfolk - Waterside Marina - rain
Tuesday   9:20 AM - enter Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Rds.
               11:30 AM - passing Deltaville, VA
                2:30 PM - off  Pt. No Point - wind W @ 35 kts
                3:30 PM  - Arr:
Solomons, MD - Calvert Marina
                Today: 89.7 n mi  -  Eng: 7.4 hrs       whew!
The Northbound Log of the Sno' Dog continues...
View from the Waterside Marina in
Norfolk, VA - full moon rising! 
(Click for full view)
05/21/08 - 9:10 AM - Dep. Solomons, MD
 
Wed      2:20 PM - passing Annapolis, MD 
                3:00 PM - Arr:
Baltimore, MD
                             Inner Harbor Cty Docks
                Today: 60.0 n mi  -  Eng: 5.6 hrs
Once again, our spot in Baltimore yielded a picturesque background as the sun set. (Click here to see the same scene as we passed through southbound last fall.)  On our first night at the Inner Harbor City Docks, we were the only pleasure boat at the dock.  Dockage here costs $1.25/ft - exactly half the rate of the adjoining Inner Harbor Marina  - I guess they offer "added security".
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05/22/08 - Stayed in Baltimore.  Brother Kit arrives tonight.
05/23/08 - 9:25 AM - Dep. Baltimore City Docks
Friday 11:30 AM - Detour around Poole I due to firing range.
                2:00 PM - end of C&D Canal, enter Delaware Bay
                5:15 PM  - Arr:
Cape May, NJ - Utsch's Marina
        Today: 99.3 n mi  -  Eng: 8.1 hrs - long but pleasant day!
Right: Brother Kit taking a turn at the helm as we cruise past the Salem/Hope Creek nuclear power plant on the upper Delaware Bay.  The steam was visible all the way to Cape May!
While docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, I watched this "planely" legible banner make several passes directly overhead Sno' Dog...
Then, I spotted this couple seated on the steps about 20 feet away from the boat.  Suspecting they might be Sara & Yossi, I said hello - and he said: "She said, YES!" I wished them best of luck and took this photo.
It was the start of the long   Memorial Day Weekend as we headed up the NJ - ICW - everyone was out!
Docked at the B Y C in New Jersey  just inside Manasquan Inlet
The intrepid Sno' Dog crew posing at the Brielle YC
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05/24/08 -  9:45 AM - Dep. Utsch's Marina
Saturday 10:00 AM - out Cape May inlet into the Atlantic O.
               12:30 PM - passing Atlantic City, NJ
                1:20 PM - enter Little Egg inlet, Beach Haven, NJ
                2:25 PM - passing Long Bch I causway br. - NJ ICW
                3:30 PM  - Arr:
Brielle, NJ - Brielle Yacht Club
               
Filled both Fuel Tanks: 104.2 gallons
                Today: 80.2 n mi  -  Eng: 7.0 hrs  - Fun trip up ICW!

05/25/08 - 8:00 AM - Dep. dock - headed out Manasquan Inlet
Sunday    9:55 AM - off Sandy Hook
               10:30 AM - passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge
               11:30 AM - through Hell's Gate !
                3:15 PM  - Arr:
Milford, CT - Milford Landing dock
                Today: 88.4 n mi  -  Eng: 7.3 hrs  - Smooth sailing!
A panoramic view looking north toward the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at the entrance to New York harbor.  The tip of Sandy Hook is visible on the left.  Close inspection (with binoculars) revealed that many of the bathers on this beach were quite naked -  we thought nude beaches were a Europian thing!   It was a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend out on the big Atlantic and judging by the boat traffic, many others thought so as well!
photo by Kit Clews
The final page of our our Northbound Log documents our trip through New York City, up the East River and through Hell's Gate into Long Island Sound, on to Milford, Ct., Newport, RI., Gloucester, MA and finally, to Portsmouth, NH.