"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 5, 2013

June 4 - Jersey City, NJ

Liberty Park - Anchorage

First thing this morning we pulled the anchor and made our way up the Point Pleasant Cut into the Manasquan River. Our plan was to anchor and wait for the wind to calm down a little, but it seemed hard to waste the day like that, so decided to head right out the inlet into the Atlantic. It was a little windier than we like, but we thought we'd give it a try...if we thought it was too bad we'd come back in. I think getting out of the inlet is the roughest and scariest part. This time we had several large fishing boats heading out at the same time. A little nerve racking to me, but the Captain took it like it was just another day. Once out in the ocean we did bounce a little, but nothing we couldn't handle. The further north we got the smoother the ride...our only problem was the tide. It was against us most of the day and added considerable time to our trip.

Coming into New York harbor is exciting, I like watching the Verrazano Bridge, the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty get closer and closer. Stan has to be very alert; it's a busy place with boats of all sizes and speed moving around. We went back to the anchorage behind Miss Liberty, it gets us out of the main boat traffic and the view is wonderful. I think we can see the statue better this year...Hurricane Sandy thinned out the trees a little. Tomorrow we will move to Liberty Landing Marina and visit the city for a few days.

Part of the Point Pleasant Cut
The Verrazano Bridge
Our view of Manhattan
The Statue of Liberty
Our view from the anchorage in Liberty Park

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