Friday, June 18, 2010

Atlantic City (and back again) Part 1

My husband and I just returned yesterday from 8 days on the water. Our trip took us to Chesapeake City, MD, Atlantic City, NJ, Cape May, NJ and back home again. Rather than put everything into one big post, I'm going to write about our travels over the next few days. Enjoy!

Our Route - We went north in the Chesapeake Bay, through the C&D Canal, down the Delaware Bay, through the Cape May Canal, and north on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal holds some interesting sights. I could certainly be happy living in a trailer as long as it was along the water:

After about 2 1/2 hours we arrived in Chesapeake City (along the C&D Canal). We've been there before and knew we could easily anchor out for the night. There is a small protected cove right near the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina.

After a couple of attempts with our anchor, we decided to throw out a second bow anchor. While the area is nice is protected, it's also quite muddy. With a second anchor we were confident that we wouldn't drift in the night. By nightfall, we had been joined by a few other boats.

We used our zodiac for a quick trip into town. If you are ever there, try the ice cream shop right along the water. The ice cream isn't soft serve but it isn't rock hard either. I tried "Fear the Turtle" -- chocolate ice cream with caramel and cashews. If I was still a kid, I would have been wearing chocolate for the rest of the day. Thankfully, I'm a bit of a cleaner eater now.

We didn't stay in town long as this was our scheduled quiet day. We relaxed, laid in the sun, read books, and let the soothing sounds of the water ease our troubles away. And with a little planning we were able to eat well too (chicken fajitas with sauteed red peppers, onions, and homemade guacamole).

As the sun set on the first day of vacation, we settled in and rested before the true adventures began.

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