May 27, Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
(written mostly by Doug)
Several nice things about traveling by boat: no waking up in strange hotel rooms, you don’t have to pack up your suitcase every morning, and when you arrive in a new town it shows you a completely different face than it shows the highway. We parked the Winnie W. alongside a dock right at the edge of the city, and it was a short bike ride into the historic town.
We spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday in Cape May, bicycling around the historic district when we arrived, and the next day toured the historic district by trolley, with a stop at the Physick House which is an interesting story and a good example of the Victorian homes popular in
Cape May is the oldest seaside resort in the
To burn some calories we rode our bikes out to the lighthouse (about 3 miles, not exactly Ironman competition). There is a large nature preserve & sanctuary, along with more historical exhibits about the Indians, whaling, and shipwrecks. The remains of a large wartime bunker & artillery battery can be seen. During World War 1 & 2, there were several sinkings by U-boats right off the
Altogether this was a great stop.
Doug & Kathie