Set sail aboard Kalmar Nyckel, a magnificent tall ship arriving soon in Lewes, Delaware. She has eight miles of rope!
In August, the Cape May-Lewes ferry will share her dock at the ferry terminal with Kalmar Nyckel, a stunning replica of a 17th century Dutch sailing vessel that journeys to Lewes, Delaware from her base in Wilmington, for an extended visit through the Labor Day weekend.
From Lewes, take a day trip to Cape May, a beautiful and leisurely ride across the Delaware Bay. Have a drink at the bar, and enjoy the view! Two ferries crisscross the bay all day long into the evening.
Or, take a day or evening sail on Kalmar Nyckel….the kids will love the daytime pirate sails! Landlubbers can tour the ship without leaving the dock; check the ship’s itinerary when she’s in town, for a list of all the scheduled activities.
My husband served as a volunteer crew member, after completing a rigorous 3-week training course. It’s hard work, but what a thrill to help crew a tall ship! Kalmar Nyckel sails over 3,000 nautical miles each year.
The ferry terminal is becoming a local destination all its own. On the Rocks Dockside Grill sits right on the bay, and offers a friendly staff, good food, and a “beach bar” vibe that’s relaxing and fun.
Try the shrimp wrap with corn and black beans, and wash it down with a grapefruit crush. The burgers are delicious, grilled to perfection in the open air. The hot dog in a pretzel roll is also a favorite (my husband ate his, before I could get a picture).
And, check out the summer concert schedule….Mike Hines and the Look played Motown and R&B that had everyone on their feet! Their tribute to Prince rocked “the house.”
What have you been doing in Lewes this summer?