DAY 94 - CHESAPEAKE BAY, MD TO CAPE MAY, NJ (68.0 Mi.)
Sunday, August 6, 2017 ~ It was nice to wake up this morning to the sound of birds chirping. We left the dock at 6:30 am for our final few miles on the C & D Canal before entering the Delaware River and then Delaware Bay. We are following ranges (Reedy Range, Baker Range and Liston Range are just a few) today and the chart gives us our course heading which makes navigation easier. The Delaware River is a good fishing area with silver perch, gray sea trout, striped bass, blue crab and many other fish species. There is very little wind today so the bay just has ripples. Our biggest wakes were from boats passing us. This area is a freighter channel with depths of 40 plus feet, but on either side of the channel are numerous, numerous shoals. We are docked at Canyon Club Resort Marina, Cape May, NJ at 9:40 am. We used the shuttle service the marina provides to take us across the bridge into town. We then boarded an historical tour trolley for a 45 minute ride. Cape May dates back to 1812 and the entire town has been proclaimed a National Historic Landmark. It has the largest collection of Victorian period houses and small gingerbread houses nestled between them. This was followed by a walk through the Washington Mall with its quaint shops and then a stop at the the Cape May white sandy beach area.
|Sunrise over Summit North Marina, Chesapeake Bay.|
|Ship John Shoal - this is one of the more dangerous shoals|
and it is well marked.
|A barge being pulled by a tug.|
|Delaware Bay with the sun sparkling on the water and|
our wake splashing up droplets.
|Entrance to the Cape May Canal.|
|Canyon Club Resort Marina, Cape May|
This marina is full of sport fish boats. A white marlin
tournament started on Monday. Last years prize money
was over 4.5 million dollars.
|The unique gingerbread architecture in Cape May.|
|Washington Street Mall, Cape May - This outdoor mall runs for|
five blocks with cafes, boutiques, souvenir shops,
jewelry stores and galleries.
|The Cape May beach and Atlantic Ocean.|
You have to buy a pass to use the beach - daily,
three day, weekly or seasonal.