June 20-21, 2017
Back across to Chesapeake City and the Chesapeake and Delaware canal, conceived in the 18th century and opened in 1829, cuts between Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake and links Philadelphia to all points south without going out into the Atlantic. Still really busy, but we didn’t encounter any barges till we got out into Delaware Bay. We passed on a trip up to Philadelphia, only 45 miles by water, and were only expecting to spend one night, but the prospect of wind and waves on the bay for 48 miles to Cape May kept us in Delaware City an extra night. We took advantage of the opportunity to cycle the gorgeous bike path that follows the canal, the next day and do some laundry. Couldn’t pass up dinner at Lewinsky’s on Clinton. It’s a really small city and mostly visited by boats traversing the C and D Canal so they have to do something to attract people.
June 22, 2017
An uneventful but pretty boring trip down Delaware Bay to Cape May. I was perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold for some sun bathing by the first mate and I have a sun burn to show for it.