Delaware - Day 4

04/26/2005 06:09:30 by Administrator

From: Lewes, DE
To: Ocean City, MD
Mileage: 70

Great night for camping, we were by ourselves, on a sandy beach site. In the a.m. we headed down the coastal highway with a head wind coming directly at us from the south at 15 - 20 mph. We again averaged about 9 mph in the wind, and about 11 mph the whole day. I'm glad we did the coastal highway, but I wouldn't do it again. We were off season, and it was way too busy for us. We had breakfast in Rehoboth Beach at a Bob Evans. The Rear Admiral had her usual and I had another omelet. Place like Bob Evans are ok, but we like the 'atmosphere' at the mom and pop diners a bit more. There seems to be a lot of construction all over Delaware, and the Coastal Highway was no exception. We made it into Ocean City Maryland, where we shared a road lane with buses. It has grown up so much in the past 10 years. Again, I'm so glad we where riding during the 'off season'. Had lunch at Dumster Ice cream and sandwich shop and filled up with sandwiches and milkshakes. We were still full, about 7 hours later, as I write this! Made it down to our southern most goal, Assateague National Park to see the wild horses. What a great way to see a National Park, on a bicycle. We saw the wild horses up close along with sika deer and tons of shore birds. The road is only about 4 miles long, but we spent the whole afternoon riding and enjoying! They even built a bridge for bikes and pedestrians only over to the island, you don't have to share the bridge with regular traffic! We almost got into a head on collision with a black racer (snake). The snake wanted to go one way, I wanted to go another and the Rear Admiral wanted to go backwards. SeeMore just missed the guard rail, which would have knocked us over, right on top of the snake. Again, it would have made a great Laurel and Hardy movie. The state park was closed to camping, and the National Park was open but there was a 80 percent of server thunderstorms for the night, so we headed (reluctantly) back to Ocean City to stay the night inside at the Bedtime Inn.