A Golden Day . . .

Now it came to pass that Certain Man and Certain Man’s Wife seldom have time to go away by themselves, but Certain Man determined that he was going to take off from his work and that after a morning appointment in Dover that He and His Wife were going to spend a day away from the noise of phones and such just having a quiet day to themselves.

And so, on Friday, July 20, 2007, they betook themselves to the fair shores of the fine town of Lewes, and decided to ride the ferry from Lewes to Cape May and back again.  It was a glorious day, indeed! 

A Golden Day Lewes terminal 1

The Terminal was fairly bustling with activity.  The ferry in port was one of the largest that the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Corporation owns, and we were delighted to be able to ride it.  The day was perfect.  It was not too hot, a stiff breeze was blowing, and the sky was gorgeous.

A Golden Day flagstaff

Our Flagstaff against the sky.  The wind was keeping the flag straight out.  It was actually a strong enough breeze that there were places that were not comfortable to be!

Delaware’s very own Tall Ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, was in port, and the crew was busy givng tours.  It would have been interesting to go aboard, but we contented ourselves with observing from the deck of our own boat.

A Golden Day -- Tall Ship

Kalmar Nyckel — The Tall Ship.
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We had a few very brief sitings of dolphins, (not long enough to catch any pictures) and the waves were pretty impressive — so much so that Certain Man began to get queasy, so we went below and got a cold ginger ale, found a nice place to sit along the side deck and watched the water slide by.

We passed another, much smaller ferry:

A Golden Day a smaller ferry


And saw this pier as we were coming into Cape May–


A Golden Day a pier


The coast line along Cape May is quite different from the Lewes side:

A Golden Day Cape May wilderness


The boat was not very crowded, and people were pleasant.  The three hour ride was well worth the fare, and we came home with wonderful memories, and a sense of renewal and connectedness that we’ve been desperately needing. 

A Golden Day Home again

Welcome Home!!!


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13 responses to “

  1. How wonderful for you two to be able to “steal away” for the day. The pictures are just gorgeous.

  2. What a wonderful day to reconnect!  Wish I could go by the cool sea for a week or two!  Our 37 day streak of 100 degrees broke on Friday.  It was only 92 yesterday, but the cool sea breeze sounds wonderful!

  3. How lovely! Isn’t it precious time when just the 2 of you can get away like that. Kind of an anniversary celebration wasn’t it? I hope someday to see your neck of the woods, it must be beautiful to see in person and feel the sea breezes. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I’m jellus, I’m sure it was a wonderfull day.

  5. Isn’t it incredible how the simplest activity, done with the one you love, becomes so precious!  I love a day on the water, but they are few and far between.  Blessings!

  6. So glad you had that time together.

  7. What fun!  I want to do that someday.

  8. am green with envy. no.. not really. Glad you two had such a fine day trip. Wouldn’t mind riding that ferry again some day. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Now I’ll head back outside to our 90-degree summer day and continue working on my old bus/truck. Like to keep it running just in case we need it some day. mw

  9. Hello , You have great picture’s on here now to. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a great week now.

  10. It was on one of those very ships that my now hubby asked me to marry him. Yes a very special place indeed! Glad you were able to spend some sweet time with your hubby.

  11. Whats’ up my friend? I want to leave my “hello” as I check in on you!
    Mission accomplished!

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