There's something about looking out over water. Whether it be standing on the banks of the Mississippi, a backwater swamp or an ocean. There is something even more when your surrounded by water and the wind in your hair. I've ridden the ferry from Seattle, Washington to Bremerton many times, even seeing whales pop up briefly for air in the cold waters of Puget Sound on the crossing. I boarded the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, Delaware, with the simple goal of spending an afternoon exposing my kids to a ferry ride on the ocean.
|Looking north, up the Delaware Coast from the top deck of the ferry as it pulls out of the Lewes docks.|
|On the return voyage from Cape May, my son and I fed sea gulls while standing at the netting near the back of the vessel.|
|Old Glory, clouds, sea and the Delaware Coast.|
After the initial rush of excitement from boarding the ferry and exploring the ship, my son and daughter settled in by the upper deck railing to watch the shore recede in the distance and watch other ships sailing opposite ours.
|A ferry from Cape May, New Jersey headed for Lewes, Delaware.|
|The great thing about ferries this size is the indoor seating and cafeteria (and wi-fi). You can grab a lite snack or a cup of coffee and sit inside on a rainy day and still enjoy the view.|
|The deck after a short summer rain storm.|
|A ferry similar to the one we rode, docked in Lewes, Delaware.|
|This gull, along with a scores of his friends kept us company on the return trip to Lewes from Cape May.|