Sunday, September 9, 2007

Haverstraw, NY - At Anchor off Croton Point

The current didn't turn in our favor until 9:15 (sailboats have to worry about such things) so we left around 8:00 towards Hell Gate and the Hudson River. We passed several tugboats pushing barges and finally came upon Hell Gate (see photo) at slack water so it was an easy passage. We passed by the United Nations building and on to the Hudson River heading north to Haverstraw. When the UN is in session and the President is in attendance, we can't even pass through the East River, it's closed! That happened to us a couple of years ago but today it was fine. As it was, the Coast Guard announced that the lower harbor (south of the Verrazano Narrows bridge) was closed from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm due to off-shore powerboat races. The main NY harbor was fine. It pays to check the website for Notice to Mariners for New York City (good advice but I didn't do it, I forgot!)

On Monday we'll pay a visit to Samalot Marine to get our topping lift fixed and then head home later that day if the fix is quick (good luck on that....) or, more likely, head home on Tuesday morning.

Follow our progress at Return Trip.