Along the way we saw lots of big homes and lots of boats being prepared for winter.
We decided to take the ferry and pay the $68.00 because to go around on the mainland was about 100 miles farther which would take fuel and also we would have to pay a couple bridge tolls which could be 10 or 20 bucks total. We reserved our spot on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry web site which was very easy to do. Put in our credit card and we were confirmed on the 2:30 pm ferry. We arrived well in advance and were met at the gate by the friendliest guy around. He made us very comfortable with the procedures before and during boarding. We like it when we think someone is looking after us.
Because we were booked on at 2:30 we arrived in lots of time so we could do some things around the Ponderosa. We were the very first vehicle in line.
I wanted to get accurate measurements of the Ponderosa for future use. I climbed up top and we measured the highest point at 12 feet exactly. We have an old CB antenna that we don't use anymore and it is right on the front of the motor home, so I cut it off at exactly 13 feet so if we had to we could judge if we could make it under something by standing and watching if the antenna cleared the obstruction. We also measured our length at 59 feet 6 inches without the bikes on the back of the Jeep. With the bikes we are 61 feet exactly. One of the ferry length categories was under 60 feet so we had to take them off to save 15 bucks on the ferry fee.
While in line a little Toyota Class C motor home pulled up beside us. The lady in it was from Florida but had been up in the Hamptons working for the summer. The reason I have to include a picture is for my friend Trop who is a lover of Toyota motor homes. We had this one a little outsized.
|Momma bear and baby bear|
|Our ferry is waiting.|
|Almost front row center.|
|Our view from the windshield of the Ponderosa|
|We both managed to get in this picture.|