Southbound Day 9 - New York to Norfolk 1 - Off Atlantic City

Position           39:32.86N 074:07.63W

Date                2359 Wednesday 19 September 2012

 

A mooring with a view

 

From the incredible hulk to the incredible hunk in 4 months – shedding a mere 4 stone!

 

We waved goodbye to our guest crew and slipped at 1230 in order to get a full ebb tide out under the Verrazano Bridge and through the Narrows heading out around Sandy Hook and then south towards Norfolk.

 

The Verrazano Bridge and the Narrows, the departure route from New York

 

Coney Island courtesy of telescopic zoom setting

 

Manhattan at 17nm

 

Manhattan at 17nm courtesy of Canon SX40HS

 

Back to sailing and with very light and fickle winds it was back to motoring.  A pre-prepared curry provided a very welcome supper and it was back into the routine of overnight sailing.  Avoiding tugs with very long tows to huge barges provided the after dinner entertainment.