Delivery Trip – Through New York

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Going up the East River with the sights of Manhattan and the thrill of the ride through Hells Gate is always memorable. Al has done this seven times and I’ve done it five times. This was probably the least thrilling for both of us. It was a gray overcast day and we are focused on getting home as soon as possible. Still, it is New York!!

We began Tuesday, October 29th at a reasonable hour, 7:30 am, timing it for a swift trip through Hells Gate but not a terrifying one.

New York traffic on the water. Because it was a gray Tuesday morning in October, there was not nearly the amount of water traffic as we usually see.
You simply cannot make this trip without taking another photograph of the Statue of Liberty. As least I cannot.
Lower Manhattan ahead, shrouded in a misty sky.
The east side of Governor’s Island.
Brooklyn Bridge ahead.
8:45 am. Still rush hour on the city streets.

I didn’t take many photos on our trip up the East River; there are plenty on this blog from previous ones. But I couldn’t resist taking these next two.

My old apartment building on East 63rd Street. Not the big one in the front, the smaller one just to the left behind it.
Rockefeller University, a block north of my apartment, has finished the new contemporary space that hangs over the FDR Drive. I miss the sight of the old brick buildings.

Shortly after we arrived at Hells Gate.

Proof that even when it isn’t peak current, you can get a real boost through Hells Gate. We saw 13.4 knots!
Look at that current.
On our way out of Hells Gate and the East River, heading for Long island Sound.

We usually stop for the day in Port Washington, but with miles to go to reach home, we aimed for Port Jefferson. After 54 damp and gray nautical miles, we picked up an empty mooring (they were ALL empty) at 2:45 pm.

Tomorrow we will be home. One more leg of the trip to go.

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