Sunday, November 28, 2004

Today we took the ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE across Delaware Bay. As far as I know, this is only the second time Odyssey has been on the "high seas," the first being when she was delivered to Houston from Pilsting, Germany. Certainly the first time in her current trim.

Seas were about five or six feet, so there was a bit of a roll to the ferry. I'm not sure if it was the roll, or the drone of the ferry's diesels (much different than Odyssey's), or the strange, unnatural way the gulls seem to fly when viewed from the ship, but the cats were extremely out of sorts, especially George. They did settle down sometime during the 70-minute voyage. I took some photos, which I will try to post on the site sometime soon.

The trip down the Jersey shore from Atlantic City was interesting. We took Ocean Drive (or similar name) the whole way, including widgeting through a bunch of squeaky toll booths on the bridges between spits of land. I have to say that I'm really glad we did this now, and not in the middle of the high season. It was pretty much non-stop vacation rentals the whole 40 miles.

Tonight we are in Delaware Beach State Park. The campground is uninteresting and pricey for a state park, but we are here alone so it is quiet. Tomorrow we tackle the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel.

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