Wednesday 9/5 - Another hot and windless day. I motored to Port Washington on Manhasset Bay and picked up one of the yellow city moorings.
Thursday 9/6 - Hot again. I took the dinghy to the fuel dock and filled a couple of jugs with diesel and water. Next I went ashore and walked to the LIRR station to buy a ticket to NYC. I already had bought an Amtrak ticket to Philadelphia for my final appointment with the US Immigration Service on the 10th. On the way back I had lunch at Finn McCool's, stopped at Shield's hardware store and the Dolphin bookstore. Heavy thunderstorms in the evening.
Friday 9/7 - Hurricane Florence is in the forecast with a possibility of coming ashore here in the north-east in the next several days.
Saturday 9/8 - It seems that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas or Virginia.
Sunday 9/9 - Drizzle, cold and windy. I hailed the water taxi to take me ashore for my two-day trip to Philadelphia. The remnants of Florence will cause nasty weather for the next several days.
Monday 9/10 - I took the oath as a US citizen. It was about time after living 30+ years in this country! My first official deed as a US citizen was registering to vote. I took the train back to NYC and Port Washington in the afternoon. It was very windy, rainy and foggy when I got back on board.
After taking the oath
Filling out a voter registration form
Tuesday 9/11 - Calm and foggy, with occasional rain showers all day. In the afternoon I went ashore to Louie's for oysters, beer and happy hour fish tacos.
Wednesday 9/12 - Weather: same as yesterday. I did laundry and while the machines were running I had a good lunch at a very quiet Turkish restaurant "Bosporus".
Thursday 9/13 - I listened to Chris Parker, the weather guru, at 0730 and it seems that Saturday could be a good day to run south to the entrance of the Delaware Bay. The rest of the day was spent food shopping and two more runs in the dinghy to fill the diesel tank, two diesel jugs and the water tanks. For dinner I went to La P'tite Framboise, a French restaurant. It was almost empty when I walked in a quarter to six, but filled up rapidly after that. I had a good dinner, but expensive.
I checked the tides for tomorrow's trip to Sandy Hook. The currents are favorable at Throgs Neck at 1415 and at 1430 at Hell Gate.