Delaware is the lowest of the 50 states; that is, its average elevation — 60 feet — is lower than any other state. Florida’s average elevation is 40 feet higher! Forget mountain majesty. South of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Delaware and the rest of the Delmarva Peninsula has marshes and tidal rivers, big skies and lots of farm land.
I am just getting to know this land where I was born. My father’s duty assignments in the U.S. Navy kept my family moving, ten cities in thirteen years. Before I could form memories of the Delmarva Peninsula, we moved to New Orleans, to D.C., and on and on. I did not return for fifty years. Say a quick prayer now for all military families, for their lives in frequent transition.
Below are some thumbnail images of the Delmarva Peninsula, the newest first, many of them on trips down Route 9 to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and further down to Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.
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