Originally Posted by lorenzo b
Going up the Chesapeake, very nice and the seas are wild on the outside right now. Need to get up to RI for some family
celebrations in late June so we will be moving along as fast as this scow seems to want to go, 6 knts. . .
Whatever you do - DO NOT go direct from the Chesapeake (Norfolk) to the east end of Long Island! You will cross over the edge of the Continental Shelf as the current
curve east. In this area is what is known as the "North Wall Event" - that is an area of sea where the northbound currents impact the wall of the Continental Shelf and a huge upwelling of water
climbs the wall to the surface. Standing 14+ seas and confused directions make for a ride like in a giant washing
machine on heavy duty cycle.
- - Instead follow the New Jersey
coastline north and then either east along the south shore on Long Island
or up the East River to Long Island Sound
then east. When you get past Port Jefferson be careful there are shoals all the way from Long Island
to Connecticut that can be nasty.