Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rush Hour

Although the weather guessers  are calling for thunderstorms and/or rain all day today, we thought it looked clear enough to make our run from New Jersey through New York into Long Island Sound.  Timing is critical because of the very strong currents, especially through the East River and the area called Hell Gate.  We did our calculations to time the tide and current and determined that an early start was in order.  Going up the East River we hit 11.4  knots, our usual speed is 6 knots.  It was very busy in the  harbor (harbour for our Canadian friends).  I cant imagine the traffic on a Saturday.    Since the day was gloomy I decided to take pictures of some of the traffic we encountered. 

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  1. I bet you're glad to be out of the city and out on the Sound!
    Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
    Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I

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    1. Lawrence, traveling through New York harbor seems to get easier for us each time we do it. We had plenty of "wake sandwiches" with Freedom as the meat but there is a pattern and plan for all the ferry boats. I think we might be getting the hang of it! Knock on wood :)

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  2. No wonder you don't miss your car at all, with all that alternative traffic to look at, I don't blame you at all. :-D

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    1. Lynne,

      New York harbor is one of the heaviest traffic areas. We do see all kinds of vessels. I think the river systems with the barges that are 3-4 wide and 3-6 long were the most disconcerting, but boaters are usually very polite and accommodating. Auto drivers, not so much!

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