Monday – This was our second day on a mooring at the City Island Yacht Club.
In the evening, we enjoyed “Zuppa di Pesce con Linguini” at Arties on the island.
“Zuppa di Pesce con Linguini” (Seafood Linguini for two).
Tuesday – Today was a big day. The extra day on City Island meant that we could depart a little later at 07:30. The tidal cycle occurs ~ 1 hour later each day.
Heading down the East River.
Going by La Guadia.
Timing the transit of the East River is important. We were heading South into New York Harbor.
If you catch the Ebb tide, your speed over ground (SOG) could reach 10 knots. Conversely, on a Flood tide, your speed over ground (SOG) could be as little as 2 knots. Fortunately, our timing was good and we were able to ride the Ebb tide. We transited the 18 miles in just over 2 hours, arriving in New York Harbor at 09:40.
The United Nations building with the Freedom Tower in the background (as seen from the East River).
Upon arriving in Lower Manhattan, we navigated the New York Harbor boat traffic over to the Statute of Liberty, where we did a “cruise by”, then turned north and headed up the Hudson River.
Lady Liberty is alive and well.
The Freedom Tower as seen from the Hudson River.
The Tappen Zee bridge on the Hudson River.
We arrived at Nyack Boat Club (just upstream of the Tappen Zee bridge) at 16:00.