Saturday, June 2, 2007

On the Hudson River

June 2nd, 2007

We left the anchorage at Sandy Hook, entered New York Harbor and tied up alongside the dock in a marina on the New Jersey side. There was a lot of ship traffic so it required a careful lookout and we listened to the harbor pilots on VHF radio.

The picture shows a U.S. Navy ship heading for sea under the Verrazano Narrows bridge.

At one point the eastbound Staten Island Ferry stopped and reversed right in front of us, with the ferry coming the other way barreling down. It was challenging.

We did not have Broadway tickets, or plans to visit the Met, or any of that tourist stuff. It was very cool to go right by the Statue of Liberty, which we haven't seen since we were kids; and we did take the water taxi over to Manhattan for a brief walk around to gawk at the sights. We mainly stopped in the area because it was a good central location to meet friends & family on the boat.

Then after a while we headed up the Hudson River, under the George Washington Bridge and past the Palisades, to find another nice spot to relax for a while. More visits with friends & family, doing a little work on the boat, and of course, taking lots & lots of pictures.

Doug & Kathie & Hank

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