Since the ICW in this area is so shallow, we decided to run on the outside, this would be our first run in the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic City was our next stop, about 30 miles north, it took under 2 hours. The ride was a bit rough, with the seas at 2 - 4 ft.
We stayed at the Farley/Trump Marina, a very secure marina, each dock had a locked gate. We enjoyed the pool at the top of the casino, and of course I left a donation at the casino.
Atlantic City was a 1 day stop, we are steadily moving north to be home by mid September.
Our next stop was the Brielle, Point Pleasant Beach area. Again we ran outside in the Atlantic Ocean, but a much calmer scenario, hardly a ripple. The trip took about 3 hours and was approximately 50 miles. Here are some pictures of another beautiful Jersey beach, and very crowded as we came into the inlet.
Next to the Brielle Marina is a commuter RR bridge. It sounds an alarm before it opens or closes, luckily there is not allot of boat traffic at night, as you can see we are docked very close to the bridge on the "T" dock.