Crossing the Delaware

Passing under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

George Washington did it on December 25, 1776. We did it too. That is, crossing the Delaware River. Today we traveled 75 miles from Annapolis, Maryland to Delaware City, Delaware.

We saw many ships and crabbers.

We cruised through the north end of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, and then crossed the Delaware River to enter Delaware City Marina.

The north Bay must have a lot of fog, because the ship channel is equipped with strobes to light the way through safe deep water.

R&R on the dock at Delaware City Marina

At 5pm today the DCM Dockmaster hosted an informal briefing for interested parties, summarizing winds, tides and other factors affecting travel tomorrow down the Delaware River to Cape May, New Jersey.

Tristan’s Weather Briefing
(note sleeping dog).

Tomorrow’s weather looks good! Winds will be light, and if we leave aound 8:00am (slack tide) we will get off easily and have a 2mph push from tidal current down the Delaware River to Cape May.