Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chilling of the evening...

We are in New York...actually across the Hudson in New Jersey at Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club. This place has a great view, and nice amenities, but is difficult because of wakes from the Hudson River rolling in. We are rock and rolling tonight. We did take the ferry over to New York and visited Times Square, and had dinner in a great little Italian restaurant.
It was a good day to be on a boat...even sunny this morning. We will move closer to the ocean tomorrow and plan our sail down the New Jersey coast. 

 This is the George Washington Bridge with the New York City sky line  in the background. You can see this for miles before you arrive. It gives you a whole different perspective to visit a city by boat.

 Cruised by Yonkers, New York.

 George Washington Bridge

 Welcome to New York...a water taxi tried to swamp us as soon as we arrived. They are like the cab drivers in New York. These boats are fast! This boat is right off our port side. You can see our winch at the bottom of the picture. I was nice though... even waved to him. The Hudson River is a crazy place to be during rush everywhere!

This is a great idea.If you are running out of land, build condos over the water.

 sky line shot

 Sky line at night...this is the view from the marina. 

Hello to everyone!

A sad favorite folk singer...Arlo Guthrie, lost his wife Jackie who had liver cancer. They were married for 42 years. Sorry for your loss Arlo, and thanks for all the wonderful music.

And now my time has come down many streets
I`m coming from a night decaying
The song that itself sings is all alone
I cannot even hear it playing
Now to leave before I understand
Just what it is I know I`m leaving
Take me from the chilling of the evening
              Arlo Guthrie


  1. What a wonderful way to spend the day! Except for the rockin & rollin, I sure do envy you guys.

    1. Kris,
      Thanks for following...we are very blessed to be able to do this.

  2. We love Manhattan! How exciting to be there in your sailboat! Caught up on your posts and glad to hear that Serenity survived running aground with no damage. We've yet to run aground, but we know it's coming once we start sailing more. =)

    1. Mid-Life,
      Ran aground in the channel no less. I think it was bound to happen at some point. It sure stops the boat in a hurry!

  3. Ted,

    Be careful with those inlets along the Jersey coast - especially the one at Manasquan. Try to time it so that you enter on a rising (incoming) tide. We went through there on an outgoing tide and almost ended up on the rocks.

    Be safe.


    1. Brian,
      Thanks, I had read that on your blog. So far the weather looks good for an overnight run to Cape May. If it changes while we are out there I will be sure to time the tide if possible. Enjoy your journey.


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