TOTAL NAUTICAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 70 NM
DEPARTED ABOUT 8:20 AM
ARRIVED ABOUT 5:30 PM
DOCKED AT KNAPP’S NARROWS MARINA ON TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD (W/P/FD)
Each day is just seems to get better and better. We awoke to blue skies in Delaware and made our way into the C&D Canal that connects the Delaware Bay with the Chesapeake. The canal is at sea level and has no locks or tolls but this 12 mile cut is busy with commercial shipping vessels, military ships, sports fishers as well as pleasure boats.
We were well into the lovely Chesapeake Bay before noon. We drooled over many boats zipping to the west shore where the Annapolis Boat Show runs from 10/5 to 10/10. We especially loved the sleek Apramare and the leviathan Silver Shalis. Larry Silverstein was the owner of the World Trade Center when it was demolished on 9/11. The Silver Shalis is 156’ long, 28.8’ wide and has a draft of 7.6’. Oh yes, she also holds 14,000 gallons of fuel. Cha-ching!
THE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE BAYS
|ITALIAN MADE APRAMARE|
|SILVER SHALIS AND HER TENDER|
Quest was docked at the Knapp’s Narrows Marina, just before the drawbridge, by 5:30. We dined at the adjacent Bay Hundred and enjoyed one of the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. The name came from 1670 when Talbot County had been divided into districts known as “hundreds”. Even this was taken from medieval times in Britain where shires were divided into segments that could provide a hundred fighting men, thus Bay Hundred.