We Call These The Flats For A Reason

Not to be outdone by this morning’s stranded boat

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Rob Lyons made the perfect meme Boat stuck in the flats at Cape Henlopen

It is summer 2020 and ending the day with another boat stuck at Cape Henlopen, on Labor Day weekend, seems almost normal. We have no idea what this guy was thinking, but we know what happened. We are kind of digging the batman shirt, but the joker is on him. I think that is a batman shirt. It is now.
High tide is a 1 AM ish. Those lunar tides are a beach. He probably should have aired down. We are just glad he managed to put the ladder down.

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Glad he is not hurt in all seriousness. Stung pride goes away, injuries do not. Hard to get hurt when the water drains out around you.
Last night there was another boat stuck in about the same spot. Rafting or chilling on the sand bars doesn’t work well in the flats area. Because that isn’t a sand bar, it is basically land when it drains.
That area runs out of water really fast. This keeps happening more and more each year. Maybe we need some signs, like big red ones that tell people … nah, they don’t read those either. At least he gets to see a wicked cool sunset. I’d fish until I had water. If you are chilling the shallows and you can walk knee deep for acres, maybe watch the water.

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A great sunset to end a crazy day. Boat stuck in the flats at Cape Henlopen .. photo from Karl Lehman
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Boat stuck in the flats at Cape Henlopen

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