DEPARTED ABOUT 6:45 AM
ARRIVED ABOUT 6:00 PM
DOCKED AT DELAWARE CITY MARINA (W/P/FD)
“Rise and shine mates, let’s get out-a-here!” Since we had come in late and not hooked to any water or power, it was only a matter of moments before we were cruising out of the Atlantic City Cut. With the tide going out and the waves coming in we were caught in some unpleasant conditions for a while. Soon we were past that difficult area and enjoying another beautiful day. Even though the sea conditions were a bit more active than yesterday, we made fine time. Quest was through the Cape May Canal and entering Delaware Bay before noon.
|THE USCG NEAR THE EASTERN ENTRANCE TO THE CAPE MAY CANAL|
|THE FERRY TERMINAL AT THE WEST ENTRANCE|
Our timing was not so great in the Bay and we struggled at around 7.5 knots fighting the falling current and tide. This busy bay was teeming with ships, barges, tows and pleasure crafts making their way to the Philadelphia Port or through the C&D Canal to Baltimore.
|ONE OF THE SHIPS HEADING NORTH UP THE DELAWARE BAY|
We opted to call it a day before entering the C&D Canal and pulled into the Delaware City Marina around 6:00 PM. It was another long day of travel but Quest is making good time and we are happy to be ahead of schedule.
|APPROACHING OUR HOME FOR THE NIGHT AT THE |
DELAWARE CITY MARINA
Delaware City originated when the Newbold family of New Jersey purchase this plot of land in 1801 with expectations of developing an alternative port to the bustling Philadelphia. The opening of the original C&D Canal in 1829 did much to boost the town’s economy but the relocation of the terminus to a distance of two miles south, ended that booming era.
Dinner tonight was at the waterfront Crabby Dicks where we enjoyed their yummy crab balls, soft shelled crabs and fish. Although I wore a long-sleeved “T” and long pants to dinner, the necessity for a jacket was not present. Nice!
|HOME OF CRABBY DICKS|