To Sandy Hook

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 28 Jul 2011 17:45
To Sandy Hook, New Jersey
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sadly it was time to tear ourselves away from the 79th Street Boat Basin, with no bow thruster we left at 9:30 - slack tide
 
 
 
 
This time as we went past the over sized "tennis court" we knew it is actually a golf driving range
 
 
 
 
FDNY three forty three sitting waiting quietly for action. The Hudson River - at least the part that runs along the West side of Manhattan - never freezes because, when necessary, the Coast Guard positions ice cutters upriver to keep the channel open. This is often a necessity as there is a one in four chance of the city having a white Christmas.
 
 
 
 
 
Bear really doesn't fancy the job of window cleaner in NYC, a pimple on the building (left picture)
 
 
 
 
We bid a final farewell to the Statue of Liberty
 
 
 
 
Waved at the half finished 1 World Trade Centre
 
 
 
 
New York City began to fade behind us
 
 
 
 
 
I had taken us in so it was right for Bear to bring us out under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, all 1,000,000 tons of it. At least today we could see the tops of the towers, unlike our arrival in thick haze. The first and last of the 2,027 bridges in new York City. 
 
 
 
 
No sooner than we had left the bridge than a little lady came to see us on our way
 
 
 
 
Looking toward Sandy Hook on a bright, clear, calm day
 
 
 
 
A quiet twenty two miles, in to the marina to fuel up and back out past the buoys to anchor for the night
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL TIME TO MOVE ON
                     QUITE NICE TO BE ON OUR WAY