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The Big Apple

12 May 2017

Once we caught up on our sleep after our trip from Cape May we moved over to Great Kills Bay on Staten Island. Friends had suggested that this well protected harbour with it's friendly atmosphere would be a great base to work from to visit NY. We anchored off the Great Kills Yacht Club, dinghied ashore and took the express bus to downtown NY. The bus trip takes a little more than an hour and the view as you cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is priceless.

Along with the crew of 2 Outrageous we spent two fun days touring the city and enjoying the surroundings. I had never been to Central Park so that was on the top of the to do list on day one. After walking for a couple of hours we stopped at Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon Memorial. There was a very eclectic group sitting around listening to a guy play Beatles songs as people paused to remember a great talent. What a sad loss! We finished the day with a visit to Times Square and dinner at an Irish Pub.

We returned to the City on Thursday morning and started with a visit to the 911 Memorial; Bev and I had visited here in the fall but it was the first time for Paul. After lunch we took the tour boat out to Ellis Island where we all enjoyed a very informative tour. We had trouble grasping how desperate people must be to leave everything behind and move halfway across the world, but that's what 12.5 million people did. Unfortunately history is repeating itself.

There's a Nor'easter coming so we'll heading up the Hudson before it hits.

Today's picture is from Times Square, you have to give him credit it was only 50 degrees F.
Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On