Southbound Day 8 - Port Washington to New York via Hells Gate and the East River

Position           40:42.65N 074:02.68W

Date                Monday 17 September 2012

 

This has got to be one of great trips that can be made into a major city by yacht.  It also requires a little planning as the state of the tide is critical to a good passage.  Once again we were blessed with excellent bright weather and a time of slack water at Hells Gate of 11:30, so a positively civilised departure from Port Washington at precisely 09:20, not 0919 or 0921!

 

The chart shows the route from Port Washington in the top right passed the prison on Rikers Island through Hells Gate where we the Harlem River joins the East River and then down the east side of Manhattan.  We took an excursion up the Hudson River to show off the views and covered 32nm in all ending up in the Liberty Landings Marina in New Jersey.

 

Avoiding tugs pushing barges is all part of the game

 

Especially for Darren and Caroline at he Five Bells – well travelled beer and the Empire State Building

 

Caduceus woz here

 

And so was Rodney

 

And part of the family team courtesy of Nicole

 

Who gets to feature with Andrew