Sailing To New York City

Sailing To The Mouth Of Delaware Bay (continued)

 
A ship anchored in the marked anchorage just west of Brown Shoal.  


 
Sunset over the flat marshes of coastal Delaware. It will be dark soon, but we're still motoring towards the anchorage at Breakwater Harbor. Click on the left-hand picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

 
Sunset reflecting off the small waves on the surface of Delaware Bay. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  


 
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Click on the picture to display a chart of where we anchored in Breakwater Harbor on Delaware Bay. (73 kb) Use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

Well it was a long, long, day of motoring and sailing before we finally reached Breakwater Harbor, near Lewes, Delaware, within sight of Cape Henlopen and the mouth of Delaware Bay. The passage had started this morning before 8:00 am, and we finally anchored at 9:30 pm, an hour after sunset. After 13-1/2 hours of watchstanding, everybody was dog-tired, plus Jesse didn't feel well and seemed to be coming down with something.

Jerome felt his way around using the depth sounder then anchored behind the breakwater, although the winds and seas were very light. We could see the anchor lights of two other boats nearby, who naturally were in the best places to anchor. Toward shore, we could see a very well-lit pier, but it was hard to discern its purpose. To tell the truth, I didn't write anything else in my journal after we arrived—I guess I was too tired to pick up a pen.

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