Leaving New York
Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Sat 7 Jul 2012 06:52
Frank Sinatra sang about New York being so great they named it twice. Well we liked it so much we left it twice, after scraping under the suspension bridge at Verrazano Narrows, Suzanne & I went to our cabin to dress for dinner and having sailed in and out of New York were watching the channel markers when we noticed we were south of the green. “That’s odd”, we both thought, then we realised we had taken way off and were almost at a dead stop, slowly we began a 180 degree turn and saw the US Coastguard vessel come out to meet us.
After a while the Captain came on the PA system to advise us that we had a medical emergency and were going back under the bridge, where the swell was less and would off load the person to the USCG vessel before heading back out to sea again. I mean I just thought they put the dead ones in the freezer and labelled them “Not for human consumption” and tried not to serve them for lunch until they got offloaded on land – in the old days of course before freezers you just chuck them over the side wrapped in a bedsheet with a weight around their feet to stop them floating to the surface.
The new Towers
Very tight under the bridge at Verrazano Narrows
Medevac by US Coastguard
An attractive lady on the Queen Mary 2