June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015  Day 9  New York Summer 2015
Penn’s Landing Marina
Philadelphia, PA

Kalmar Nyckel
Coast Guard Eagle
Today was a great cruising day and also a day of photography. We left the Delaware City marina at 0800, entered the Delaware River and cruised past Pea Patch Island. We immediately saw L’Hermione, the first of ten tall ships that had departed Philadelphia after being in the Tall Ship festival the past three days.  We were just happy to see them as we made our way up the river!

The Delaware River is industrial, home to ship yards, factories, and many large ships come here to load and unload their wares. The river passes cities in Delaware and Pennsylvania to the west and New Jersey to the east.  There are several bridges such as the Delaware Memorial, the Walt Whitman, and the Ben Franklin that allow easy access.

We reached the marina at 12:45, found two more tall ships, and went to our assigned slip.  Late in the afternoon we walked to South Street to Jim’s Steak house, known for its Philly Cheesesteak.  The dockmaster recommended Jim’s and we were not disappointed. Then we stopped for ice cream on our way back to Penn’s Landing.

It has been a good day.  We will do some sightseeing tomorrow!
Tree of Life


Philadelphia skyline

Other types of boats at Penn's Landing