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Ferry Fun and Cape May Caper by Bonna L. Nelson

Cape May, New Jersey, a quaint Victorian beach resor t, was our destination, and a mini-cruise on the Cape May-Lewes ferry across the Delaware Bay was our mode of travel. The ferry ride was part of the adventure on that brilliantly sunny, cloud-free day. After driving onto the ferry departing from Lewes, Delaware, we easily found seats on the upper deck. The Bay was calm, allowing us to watch dolphins frolicking in the gentle waves and gulls swooping overhead. The ferry travels year-round between the two resort towns of Cape

May and Lewes, carrying up to 100 cars and trucks and up to 1,000 passengers at a time. The 80-minute pleasure cruise sure beats driving the highways between the two towns for 5 1/2 hours and over 196 miles. Passengers can enjoy a meal and beverage in the air-conditioned ferry restaurant or bring food and drink onboard. We brought along water and fruit. Passengers catch up on reading, sleep, sunbathe or enjoy nature on the Bay. Sleep comes easily, lulled by the rolling waves. I breezed through several magazines while my hus-