After one more coat of varnish, a short drying time and a temporary re-hanging of the doors we made our way out of Worton Creek and into the northern Chesapeake Bay. Once again, on our way!
Being a Sunday, there was lots of recreational traffic on the water. How about an “old fashioned” Jet Ski, some fast boats and Sunday beach goers?
Just as we approached the entry of the C&D Canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, we were astounded to see this huge car carrier ship rounding the bend. This 12 mile canal was completed in 1829 as a “short cut” of 300 miles in the Philadelphia to Baltimore shipping route. As we approached the Delaware Bay entrance we were greeted by the sights of this nuclear power plant and a northbound freighter.
We made a turn to North, heading for Delaware City Marina on the “old” stretch of the original canal and spied Fort DuPont, a WWII military outpost.
Docking was, again, a challenge with the swift current in the tiny canal. With the help of the dock hands we eased in and tied up for the night. Fathers’ Day dinner was at Kathy’s Crab House but, unfortunately, they were out of their famous “all you can eat, crack your own blue crabs” and the guys had to settle for other “fishy” things. They did get a celebratory ice cream as we walked around the village after our meal.