TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 65 NM
DOCKED AT: HALF MOON BAY MARINA
SUNRISE: 5:26 SUNSET: 8:26
HIGH: 88 LOW: 66
BRIDGES OPENED TODAY: 3
1. TRAIN BRIDE
2. ROUTE 71 BRIDGE
3. OCEAN CITY BRIDGE
We departed from the marina and started our morning’s travels with three immediate bridge openings and exited the Shark River back into the sea for our last off-shore travels for a long while. The waters were calm as we made our way north towards New York.
Soon we were passing under the welcoming Verrazano Narrows Bridge and entering the bustling New York Harbor. Barges, tugs, ferries, pilot boats, tour boats and pleasure crafts were busily maneuvering the busy waterway. We “tipped our hat” to the lovely Lady Liberty, took in the NYC sky line, saluted the honorable Intrepid, ogled at the gorgeous yachts and continued on into the Hudson River.
|THE VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE|
|STATUE OF LIBERTY WELCOMES ALL|
|FIREBOAT 343 NAMED IN HONOR OF THE FIREFIGHTERS LOST |
IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER COLLAPSE
|EOS A THREE MASTED BERMUDA RIGGED SCHOONER|
THE LARGEST (LENGTH OVER ALL) SAILING YACHT AT 305' LOA
Even though the heat was still rather oppressive the calm waters and spectacular shore sights kept us distracted. The Hudson River divides New Jersey and New York until Hastings-on-Hudson and then it flows entirely in New York. Its shores are studded with reviving towns, historic mansions and lush green hillsides. Oh yes, let’s not forget the famed New York State Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison that occupies some prime river-view property here.
|SING SING PRISON PERCHED ON THE SHORES OF THE HUDSON ROVER|
At Croton-On-Hudson we pulled into Half Moon Bay Marina and were met and assisted by dockmaster and manager, Steve. Soon we had the air going and other loopers on board for “docktails” and stories. Ron and Jan from Jolly Tolly and Pat and Dick on Gypsea brought us up to date on all the local looper news as we all cooled down from the hot day.
|HALF MOON BAY MARINA|
|SUNSET OVER THE HUDSON|