Originally Posted by JPA Cate
Welcome aboard CF, Jeff. My husband, Jim, and I are long term cruisers, presently in Australia
For those of us who are not familiar with NJ, what is OC? If it were So. Cal
., it might be Orange County.
Hello Ann (and Jim).. Diesel
Bill has it correct.. Ocean City, New Jersey
.. Guess it's local knowledge..
As the story goes... In 1879, four Methodist ministers (Ezra B. Lake, James Lake, S. Wesley Lake and William Burrell) purchased Peck's Beach (island) to create a Christian seaside resort and camp meeting place..
OC is about a 15 minute drive to Atlantic City, NJ... and an hour plus East to Philadelphia PA. The Great Egg Harbor Inlet separates OC and Absecon Island (where Atlantic City is located)..
OC is a a very nice family
seashore town where alcohol sales are prohibited (consumption is allowed within your property limits).. Known for its beaches and boardwalk.. When I was young there was the Blue Law which prohibited the sale
of almost everything but necessities on Sundays.. They've since eased that, albeit at the request of local business owners..
I've had my Hobie 17 Sport on the beach here for probably 20 years.. Have had some real fun and adventure sailing the coast line and back bay...
We are here for the rest of this Summer.. while we prepare for a fall departure to the Caribbean
Thanks for the warm welcomes from everyone!