As planned (which a great deal of sailing is not) we departed Bristol and had a successful trip to Mamaroneck, NY. On the way we spent time at Block Island, Stonington, Port Jefferson, and Darien. It was great to spend a few days with Mom and visit with Mark and Noah before heading offshore. We had a 6:00 AM start from Mamaroneck on Thursday, motored through the East River and around the Battery before dropping Mark off near his neighborhood. With a “touch and go” we were off into the heart of New York Harbor. This is one busy place with water taxis, ferries, pleasure boats, and very large commercial ships all criss-crossing the harbor in every direction. We rounded Sandy Hook and headed south for our first overnight sail bound for Cape May at the southern tip of NJ which is home to a reasonably vibrant commercial fishing industry and many sport fisherman.
|Rounding the Battery|
Life is good.
|Leaving New York Harbor for Points South|