We sailed the first 90 miles to get here and then motored in the fog the last 30. I was a bit freaked out going into NY Harbour at dawn with the visibility at 300m. Barry was off shift and so I turned on the radar and the chart plotter and let Otto do all the work. There was a boat that was maybe a quarter
over the channel so we would get a good view of the Statue of Liberty and there she was. We had
Neil Diamond's "Coming to America" blasting out of the iPad as we cruised by. The Staten Island
Ferries wove to and fro in front the Liberty Island and I was tickled pink, taking as many pictures as I could.
Trying to look suave and sophisticated while taking a pic of myself, (like I could ever look suave and sop!)
The camera has a smile recognition feature on it and I kept grinning and the camera kept taking pictures, it drove Barry absolutely nuts. He couldn't figure out why the camera was taking all these photos when he hadn't pushed the button.
We headed up the Hudson River and secured a mooring at the 79th Street Boat Basin. We are within 2 blocks of the subway, it is great. We hopped on the subway and came up at Times Square. Some slick salesman sold us a four day package of tours. We get to go all over town, Brooklyn, the Bronks, the ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, the upper East Side, Harlem, the works. We wer blown away with the energy of the city, it really is something. Here are some shots of the trip we took today.