DAY #5 - JULY 17TH, 2009
In order to pass through the C & D Canal (the canal between the upper Chesapeake and Delaware Bays) one must time his passage so that he arrives at Chesapeake City (a very small town on the canal) at low water. That way passage through the canal and down the Delaware Bay is with favorable currents.
Today we set out as the sun was rising.
The barges are constantly on the move regardless of the time of day.
Even larger classic sailing vessels, such as "Frietha" were on the move, with the current, in the canal.
A nuclear power plant, on the shore of the Delaware Bay, was passed along the way.
After riding the tide down the Delaware we passed through Cape May Canal and anchored in front of the Coast Guard Station (one of their main training facilities)at Cape May.