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December 26, 2019

Before Penn: A Day in New Castle with Hal Taylor

So sometimes I really hate history people.  For example, whenever I read about the exploration and settlement of the Americas.  The people who did this are ADVENTURERS!  Sometimes they are PIRATES (err… PRIVATEERS)!  They are going into the UNKNOWN!  It’s DANGEROUS.  They could all DIE.  Often times THEY DO.  Early European settlers in the New World are the same situation.  These people had to be at least half crazy!  Yet crack open a book on this period and…


I mean, they manage to make Henry Hudson getting launched into Hudson Bay in [...]

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May 8, 2018

Ebright Azimuth… the highest point in Delaware

Ebright Azimuth – the highest point in Delaware! Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive, Wilmington, DE

On a blustery “Spring” day, Mrs. South Jersey Trails and I spent our first day away from all three kids in nine months.  So where did we go?  On an epic venture to summit the highest point in Delaware – Ebright Azimuth.

We parked our car on Ramblewood Drive, out of the way of traffic on Ebright Road.  From there, it was a grueling climb of zero elevation spaced out over dozens of feet to reach the historic sign designating the highest point of this state famous for its high peaks.

The [...]


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July 9, 2015

Delaware Bay Paddle – Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

Delaware Bay Paddle – Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware Distance: 3.3 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: 5 of 10 (darn tides)

Website – Cape Henlopen State Park

Terrain – Bay, then rougher waters of the ocean

Parking – Large lot in Cape Henlopen State Park (entrance fee)

Put ins – next to fishing pier –  38°47’11.27″N,  75° 6’9.13″W

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July 1, 2015

Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island

Fort Delaware – Pea Patch Island – Fort Delaware State Park, , Delaware City, Delaware

Official Website – Fort Delaware State Park Ferry information – Forts Ferry Crossing

Directions – You can leave from the pier at Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, NJ or from the dock at Fort Delaware State Park in Delaware City, Delaware.

Fort Mott State Park (New Jersey side) – 454 Fort Mott Road Pennsville, NJ 08070 Fort Dupot (Delaware Side) – 45 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

Tickets – Check Forts Ferry Crossing page for current rates.  Can buy tickets at the pier in Delaware City (credit or cash) or on the ferry itself in [...]

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