Uneventful trip on the last leg to NYC. Lots of boat traffic. AIS alarm going off every few minutes. I "let" Beckie do all the driving to dodge them all. She's pretty darn good at it.
We're tied up at the 79th Street boat basin, just a few blocks from Central park. We took the train downtown and visited Times Square and 30 Rock. Some things you can only see in NYC.... Although Beckie refused to have her picture taken with the Naked Cowboy who was play his guitar in the middle of Times Square. Not sure why!
Visited the WTC site. Very moving, very somber to see some of the buildings and streets you saw in all the news accounts.
And of course, if you were at the farewell bash at OPM, you'd remember that it was Monday last night....... offshore crews beware.
Off to do laundry and continue our touristy thing.
alan and beckie
09/28/2009, Moving on down the Husdon
We spent a peaceful afternoon and evening anchored between two mooring fields just north of the Tappen Zee Bridge. The trip down from Newburgh was either drizzle or fog or sometimes both. Interesting sights as we went past West Point and Sing Sing prison. Lots of big fancy homes along here. Someone has money (or had).
We are starting to understand the effects of the tidal currents in the river. I kept looking at the chart plotter all evening at 1/32 of a NM resolution trying to figure out if here were dragging or just being moved about as the current changed. I'll get used to it. A lot different from Thortons.
We're now motoring south towards NYC hoping to get a mooring ball at the 79th Street Boat Basin so we can go explore the city.
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After a weeks stay in Hop-O-Nose Marina in Catskill, we finally left! The last 3 days internet service was spotty and I was having the shakes.
Beckie arrived last nite and after a long hello we did some shopping in town (she had a car).
Hey, it's been almost two weeks.
Got a late start this morning due to being fogged in and a long wait to get to the fuel dock..... I know, I had a week to fuel up.
A South wind 10 to 15 kept us motoring all day. Doing 7.8 knots until the tide turned..... as cocktail time was getting close and the speed dropped to 5.8 we'd pulled into a dock for the evening in Newburgh. Supposed to get crappy later and why be uncomfortable.
The plan, is to have a short day tomorrow, maybe anchor near the Tappen Zee bridge so we can get into NYC early on Monday.
We have the full canvass up due to the cold and wind. The smell wafting up from the galley is making me drool. Ive been doing my own cooking all week and having Beckie aboard is a treat in more ways than one.
Time for a refill. I'll keep you posted
alan & Beckie