Day 4 Begins Before Dawn at the Start of the C&D Canal Bound for Delaware Bay

Day 4 Begins Before Dawn at the Start of the C&D Canal Bound for Delaware Bay

Editor's Note: This entry is part of a series of entries chronicling GolfCourseHome and WaterViewHome Publisher David Lott's cruise from Baltimore to Martha's Vineyard. Look for links to the next entry at the end of each post. You can also find links to other posts at the start of each entry. Day 1: 40 Fast Miles Ends with Engine Failure Day 2 & 3 : Fuel polishing and on to the C&D Canal Day 4: Delaware Bay Day 6: Trump Marina Atlantic City Day 6-7: Confused Seas at Manasquan Inlet Day 7-8: Riding Pea Soup Fog into New York City Day 8-9: Cruising thru New York City & Hell's Gate Day 9-10: Beautiful Boats at Milford, CT Day 11: Saybrook & the Schooner Winfield Lash  Day 12-13: Martha's Vineyard at Last

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Dawn on the C&D Canal.

I'm not one for getting up before the sun does, but on this day we are pointing for a dash across the Delaware Bay to Cape May. We leave the marina dock at 5:22 and head out on what will be a good day of sun and fast passage.

Capt'n John relates that Delaware Bay can be choppy and very wet. However, on this day we lucked out with calm seas and a dry day.

1ST DAWN
Nearing the end of the canal.

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Coffee tastes great on the water first thing in the morning.

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DELBAY
At times water is all you can see on the Delaware Bay. The Ship John Shoal Light points the way near the half way mark. Miles Traveled: 107. Day 5: Cape May Canal and Cape May.

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