Stepping out in Delaware

May 18, 19

We left our anchorage at  9:00 and headed back down the Sassafras River to the  Bay.  Coming down the river we came across what is termed a fish trap, on the charts. Not sure how it works but the birds were watching and waiting.


We turned north at 9:56 and followed the channel into Elk River.   Here’s one of the many lights along the river

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and here are the range marker  lights for Back Creek directing us  towards  Chesapeake City and the start of the  Canal.

We  arrived at the Chesapeake City bridge at noon,


we had originally thought we would tie up at the free city dock, however there wasn’t enough water  < 4 feet so we move south in the anchorage  basin


IMG_6590 and dropped the hook next to a boat called Heaven Scent.  We relaxed for the remainder of the day.  At about 8:00 we had our recurring weather phenomena—a rain shower.

May 19

In the morning we weighed anchor at 8:25 and proceeded into the  14 mile Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.


We passed under 6 bridges


and met two barges.  Not sure what this tow was hauling.


We exited the C&D canal at 10:30, and made out way up the Bulkhead shoal channel and then into the Delaware City Branch channel where the marina was located.



We have set foot in our next state Delaware, and will stay the night, so we can explore the town.  We have now gone over 5500 miles on this adventure.

We went downtown for a late lunch at Crabby Dick’s


and then ice cream

IMG_6620 and checked out a number of stores.


We saw this diver’s bell in the park,

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Also saw this restaurant and the sign says it all!IMG_6626

We returned to the boat so that we could attend the 5:15  briefing on Delaware Bay travel for tomorrow.  Two other couples at the briefing were Canadians 1 from Quebec and 1(Jim and Wendy) from Clear Lake Ontario- who are harbour hosts on the Trent Severn Waterway.

IMG_6627Tim telling us about currents, wind direction and wave heights.

Onward to New Jersey tomorrow!   Hope my Mom has a great birthday!


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