Monday, July 25, 2011

Cool Rain in City Island

This afternoon finds us at City Island. We came here to get our jib sail fixed, material was wearing thin on the sun shade area.  Found Paul of Doyle Sails here in City Island. He recommended we get a guest mooring at the Harlem Yacht Club, founded in 1883.

So on Sunday morning, Jill joined us at the 79St Boat Basin for a couple of hours motor ride around Manhattan, through Hell's Gate and stopped at City Island.  Hell's Gate was no problem,as we went through at the proper tide time. 

At City Island we found a fairly new French restaurant, Bistrosk.  Web site

the owner is Stephane Kane, he is from the northeast part of France and as worked in many NYC restaurants. This is his first restaurant that he has owned. He was extremely helpful as he printed out Jill's Spanish homework so she could work on it on the bus/subway ride back to Brooklyn.  I had a very nice piece of salmon with basil flavored mashed potatoes. Joy and Jill like the black olive mashed potatoes better.

So today we walked around, Joy rode her bike, ate lunch at the City Dinner where all the locals go, had ice cream/sorbet, went grocery shopping, got the repaired sail and ordered a new one for the Fall, and took the club tender back to High Spirits.

Now it is raining, we are on the boat and just relaxing and Joy is figuring out the next couple of stops along the way east.


Pictures of Fredie Lando singing at the Cafe we went to on Sunday after lunch  He bills himself as the "Golde Voice of the Bronx".  Actually he is very good and did a three hour show at the Cafe.

 Snow of Doyle Sails working on our repair job.  She finished the repair job in 2 hours and cost us$75.

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