I took Friday off so Bill and I could go on a photography weekend to the Delaware Bay area. We were lucky to have perfect weather predicted with low humidity. Even the traffic wasn't bad and before too long we had arrived in the Lewes area. We headed straight for the Cape Henlopen State Park and Fort Miles.
Fort Miles was a WWII defense camp watching over the Delaware River since this was an access point to Wilmington or Philadelphia. Heavy guns and searchlights watched over the bay until long range missiles were used, so by 1958 Fort Miles was no longer needed.
It's now part of the park with the buildings and guns still in place for people to explore.
their blog here.
We walked down to the beach at the park, surprised that barely anyone else was there. The air felt still and warm, clouds filled the sky with a bright sun persistently peeking through, so we hoped a beautiful sunset would develop later.
I had witnessed their annual spawning two years ago at Slaughter Beach and made a mental note to try and come back next year, now that I had a better camera.
Bill set his camera and tripod on the sand to wait for the first colors to creep into the sky. I wandered along the beach and then laid on the warm sand to take photos.