Three months...thirty three states...100+ store visits. Follow the journey as the NuCanoe Frontier makes its way around the country.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

West Creek & The Jersey Coast

Friday evening we relaxed while the rest of Philadelphia was on edge as the Phillies played Game 5 of the NLDS.  We thought about going downtown to watch the game at a pub or restaurant...but given that they lost 1-0, I'm glad we didn't. 

Saturday we had a brief visit to downtown Philadelphia, grabbed a cheese steak for the road, and made our way to NuCanoe dealer West Creek Kayak & Canoe in West Creek, NJ.  The store owner's, Leonora & Glenn, have built a wonderful paddlesports store on their property where they've lived for years.  Right on Main Street and across the road from one of New Jersey's busiest hunting & fishing stores, it is an ideal location...especially for NuCanoe!

We had a great visit with Glenn & Leonora, showing them all the features and benefits of the Frontier 12'.  They really liked what they saw...particularly the scuppers and wider deck floor.  They have water access about 100 yards from the store (I told you it was a good location!) so we went for a paddle through the grass marsh.  The Frontier's low draft helped us get through some skinny water as the tide was way out.  Leonora showed off her stand-up paddle skills and enjoy her maiden voyage in the Frontier.

We spent the rest of the weekend on the South Jersey Coast.  Saturday evening we went to Ocean City to see the beach, cruise the boardwalk, and enjoy the festivities.  We arrived at the amusement park just in time for Customer Appreciation Day - Free Rides from 7-9pm.  So we made like kids and took a ride on the Sea Dragon and Giant Wheel....looks much taller when you are at the top than the bottom!

Sunday we spent in Cape May, NJ...a quaint little town that is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.  We rode bikes to Sunset Beach, visited the lighthouse, dipped in the pool, and had a nice dinner at YB Eat.  A funny thing about Cape May is that liquor licenses are expensive and scarce...thus many restaurants are BYOB.  So we took a bottle of wine and fit right in!

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