Thursday, September 17, 2015

9/16/15 Cape May to Chesapeake City, MD

0704:  As soon as it was light, we pulled out.  Fortunately for us, there were no moving ferries as we passed from the Cape May Channel into Delaware Bay.  They typically pull out quickly leaving you little time to get out of their way. The weather was perfect:  sunny and clear, with light winds and only light chop on the water. 

The Donna Marie, a 78 foot boat passed us going 30 mph.

  Wonder how much it costs to run that boat?  Other than an occasional pleasure craft, there wasn't much traffic on the water.  We did have to dodge a number of crab pots.  As we entered the C & D Canal, there was a pollution control vessel (specializing in emergency oil spills, etc.) called the Delaware Recovery.  We moved off to the side so that he had clear passage and told Duke to hold on.  He did. 

Once we were docked at Chesapeake City (free dockage except for power $15 and water $10 if needed) we let friends Kenny and Jeanne Beach know we were in the area.  They came by and took us to dinner at a favorite spot of theirs.  It was so good to see them again!!

On our way back to the boat, another boater, Michael, invited us aboard his boat to talk about the loop.  Michael, a surgical P.A. and his wife Kathy, a nurse, were great hosts.  They also had friends on board with them.  Both Roland and Mary are nurses, too.  We decided if we had a medical emergency, this was the best place to be! 

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