The adventures of Jim & Mary on America's Great Loop.
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
Thursday, July 15, 2010
C & D Canal & Delaware Bay
From Castle Harbor Marina on Kent Island we headed north toward the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. We stayed at the Summit North Marina on the C&D overnight, a very protected marina in bad weather, but no air movement, so it was very hot. Heading out the next morning for Delaware Bay, the weather was good and the Bay was pretty flat. We went past the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and passed a few freighters. This is the first time in many months that we throttled up and actually got on plane. We have travelled at trawler speed for most of the trip, which is approximately 7 - 8 knots. So it was fun to pick up the speed a little. From the Delaware Bay we entered Cape May Canal and into Cape May Harbor. I have heard that the houses on Cape May are beautiful. We are looking forward to exploring Cape May.