Sunday is not a “day of rest” here in New Jersey. The train bridge started opening for impatient fishing boats rushing out for the day’s catch as well as these Stand-Up Paddlers trying to make it to the shore.
We pulled away from the dock, fighting the rushing current, and passed through the bridge opening on our way through the Manasquan Cut to the Atlantic Ocean. Thinking the congestion and mass confusion of the New Jersey ICW would be absent in the sea, I was startles to see the mass of Sunday Boaters darting about in the foggy morning sea. Unbelievable! We did, however, escape the voracious, green-eyed flies. Halleluiah!
We cheered on Keola in the quarter finals as we swung into Atlantic Highlands, our days destination. Unfortunately, Keola did not make it to the semi finals but put on a good show. We sure enjoyed watching his heats on the PC. Great job!
The Atlantic Highlands proved to be a well protected and peaceful sanctuary after the surging and raucous Brielle. We settled in and had a relaxing afternoon before heading out to find a restaurant that would be open and let us watch Sam and Andy Murray’s Wimbledon match tomorrow. Success! We are all set up for tomorrow’s match and don’t have to watch it via the PC scoreboard.
During our walk of the town we found this supped up fire truck. Kinda wild.
Dan gave “Waiter Tim “a call and he found his way across the Hudson to our dockage in NJ for the night. For all of you that join us yearly for the US Open, you know that Timmy is from Les Halles Brasserie in NYC and treats Sam real well when he dines there. In fact, he treats us all “real well” when we dine there and we hope to be there with Robert and the Feingolds on Wednesday night.
We found this beauty docked two down from us when we returned from our walk. The 2009 SYCARA IV is a 151’ Berger and designed under the direction of her owners, Ray and Elise Cantor. She was patterned after the fan-tailed schooners with the elegance of the 1920 presidential cruisers in mind. (Google is a valuable tool for information)