Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DST Day 8, 17 July 2012: Georgetown, DE to Kill Devil Hills, NC

Lewes, DE is twinned with my hometown of Lewes, East Sussex, England. The former is the smaller of the two and, founded in 1631, only a third the age. Friendly folk greeted us at both the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society who do a fine job of promoting the town, once you find it and a place to park ,which proved tricky.
Continuing south down the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) we drive through seemingly endless beach resorts crowded with holiday makers. It's hard to imagine a sharper contrast to the Amish farmland we left yesterday. At a stoplight I snap the photo below of a scooter in the bike lane. These little buggies are available for rent all along this coast.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is truly an engineering marvel. We pay a $12 toll to cross the 20 mile stretch of bridges, man-made islands and two 1 mile tunnels. It's hard to believe it opened in 1965.

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