Port Washington, Long Island

Rob & Sarah Bell
Sat 1 Sep 2012 03:00

40:49.74N 73:42.65W


Thursday 30th August


Weighed anchor at 0720 for the 15 mile trip round to Port Washington, very little wind (which was on the nose) and a clear blue sky was the order of the day as we firstly made our way out of Northport Harbor, past a number of small boats ‘raking’ up oysters.


We rode the westbound tide all the way to Port Washington and then made our way into the big bay slowly, along with Il Sogno and quickly found the free buoys supplied by the Town, picked up one and once we were settled in, we were delighted to find that they supplied a strong free wifi signal as well. All the way up Long Island Sound today, we had watched the distinctive sight of New York’s stunning skyline growing ever larger in front of us.


In the early afternoon, the four of us headed off to the Stop & Shop supermarket in Doris and had a wander around the very handy Mall before buying some essentials and returning to the boats.


Craig and Karene invited us to come round to discuss the next few days of sightseeing in New York (under their direction of course) and kindly also supplied a few G & T’s as well. Not easy as there is simply so much to see and do, notwithstanding the extras that Craig also wants to show us!  Port Washington is about 17 miles from New York and provides a safe mooring with the added bonus of a railroad that runs directly into the heart of the city.