Back to NYC today! I made banana bread, Steven picked up those great breakfast sandwiches from the marina’s snack bar and Dan prepared the dingy for towing today. He and Richard Hoffstadt had put together the perfect tow rope and today was its first trial. Worked like a charm!!
Once again we were gifted with cooler temperatures but visited by fog:
“The fog comes on little cat feet. It sets looking over harbor and city on silent haunches then moves on.” Carl Sanburg
Once the fog crept out we found glass smooth water littered with undulating jelly fish. It was beautiful but I was glad not to be swimming with in company.
Summertime on the sound means sailing school and you can see plenty of evidence of this afternoon’s activity in this panorama.
The Steppingstone’s Light House stood watch as we entered the East River and neared the Trogs Neck Bridge. We watched airplanes land and take off from LaGuardia and helicopters come and go.
We caught sight of the United Nations flag, passed under the Manhattan Bridge and were finally greeted back to the harbor by the Statue of Liberty.
Our resting spot for the night was Liberty Landing Marina on the New Jersey side just north of the The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Old Train Station. We stayed in for dinner and Steven’s friend, Peter , came for the night. Jan and Debi, another Fan Tan convert!!