A day in the city
06 June 2011 | New York, NY
While we were rolling around in the rather large waves, our iPad had an unfortunate mishap. I suppose it was really Colin who had the misfortune to have his berth collapse under him, pitching him onto the floor. In trying to get up and clear the main path through the center of the boat, he ended up catching his balance directly on the iPad. No cracks, but when we turned it on, there was a two-inch black stripe across the screen that made it rather difficult to use.
We have come to rely on the iPad rather heavily for navigation. It allows us to download information from Active Captain and display it on a chart. The app uses the iPad's GPS to place us on the chart, so we can have detailed information on the fly about shoaling, tides and currents, bridge opening schedules, anchorages, and marinas.
Fortunately, NYC has several Apple stores, and we were able to get an appointment at one conveniently located near Lincoln Center (convenient because we could meet my cousin there for a quick visit). Well, there must have been some divine intervention, because when we got to the Genius Bar, the technician looked up our device and discovered that our warrantee was good through today! He chose to ignore the fact that I told him there was an "impact incident" and replaced our iPad at no charge. Wow! Colin had backed it all up, so we were able to fully restore onto the new iPad and we're ready to roll.
Once our primary mission was accomplished, we had two short and sweet visits with my cousins: a walk with Marjie starting at Lincoln Center, and lunch with Jimmy in Grand Central Station.