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Delaware to New Jersey on the Ferry

After enjoying several good beach days and surviving 1 tropical storm in Bethany Beach, Delaware, we headed out to the Lewes Ferry Terminal to cross over into New Jersey.

For $87 we booked passage on the ferry from Lewes, Delaware, to Cape May, New Jersey, for ourselves, Babe (the Ford F-350) and Old Glory.

On the morning of our trip, there was a brief passing thunderstorm that included some heavy rain but by the time we pulled in to the Lewes Ferry Terminal the clouds were rolling away.

Mark drove the truck onto the ferry and we headed to the upper deck. Everyone wore masks and social distanced. There were arrows to follow so we knew the flow of foot traffic and could avoid crossing paths as much as possible with other passengers.

The deck chairs were spaced out with every other chair taped off to avoid sitting too close to others. It was a quick 85 minute ferry ride and we had hoped to see dolphins as we crossed but no luck.

After arriving in New Jersey, we made our way to a little town called Newtonville where we had arranged to stay at a Boondockers Welcome site. The little farm where we spent the night had horses, ducks, chickens, guinea hens, turkeys, cats and dogs along with antique trucks and farm equipment. They had lots of space for RVers traveling through the area and the owners shared some valuable travel information with us as we planned our route for the following day.

Boondockers Welcome is a membership club that allows free overnight RV parking on private property. We access the Boondockers Welcome Website, enter our travel route and look for places along the way that can accommodate our rig for an overnight stay. After contacting the land owners and getting their approval we just show up. These B.W. Hosts were very helpful and encouraged us to get out and walk around their beautiful farm while we were there. Staying overnight in New Jersey also meant we could add another state to our map!

From Newtonville our next destination was Cortland, New York. Along the way we had to chuckle as we drove through the town of “Buttzville.” We made it to Cortland in good time and checked in to the Yellow Lantern Kampground for an 8 night stay. To find out more about the Yellow Lantern and our 2nd visit to New York this year, you’ll have to read our next post. Til then, stay safe and wear a mask or keep your distance. Thanks for following along on our COVID 2020 tour!