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

September 19, 2016

Sept. 19 – Waiting on Weather

Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station – Anchorage 

“Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.” ― Josh Billings

Weather and the tide play a big part in determining the what, when and where in our cruising life. Some places they are more important than in others. From Port Washington we had to travel down the East River to reach the Hudson River and New York Harbor. The current is very strong through this area (5 kn) and can make traveling difficult if you're not "going with the flow". So we've always timed our travels to go with the tide. We flew through the East River and New York Harbor at a record speed today. It would be wonderful to travel this fast all the time.
Blackwell Island Lighthouse on Roosevelt Island
The low building in the foreground is the UN Building
We are anchored near Sandy Hook ready to make our move down the Jersey coast as soon as the conditions are favorable. We don't mind rain and wind when we travel in the ICW, but when we're in the Atlantic Ocean that's a different story completely...especially when thunder and lightening are involved. One look at the radar this morning and we knew we were staying put. We'll move on when the weather is more settled.
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  1. In the pic of the U.N. building.....what is that thing in the water?....Is it a rock?

    1. Yep...Roosevelt Island sits in the middle of the East River and this is at the southern end of the island.