From Norfolk to Staten Island, NY
Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Sun 18 Jul 2010 01:42
40:32.47N 074:08.31W Great Kill Harbor, Staten Island
At 6.30 this evening we finally put down our anchor for a well earned rest. We left Norfolk on Friday at noon, sailed overnight to Ocean City, where we had a quick sleep and then at 5am this morning continued north towards New York.
We have had very little wind for the last few days, and we were very thankful for those 2 x 100HP Yanmar Diesels. The total trip was about 300nm.
We are anchored in a large calm bay on the east side of Staten island, one of the boroughs of New York City. There is a marina and a yacht club on the edge of this bay, but we are happily on anchor. As we came around Sandy Point from the south and into the New York Bay, which is HUGE, we could see the skyline of Manhattan in the distance. Tomorrow we are heading up to "The Big Apple" - can't wait!
This picture is of a small lighthouse in the New York Bay, close to Great Kill Harbor.If you look carefully in the background you can see the bridge that runs over The Narrows, the 'entrance' to New York City .. and a little bit of the Manhattan skyline.