Friday, September 28, 2012


Hi Everybody

Today it is raining like crazy, it is Friday and we have been here since Monday afternoon.

We are at the West 79th street Boat Basin, which is a NYC city marina, only paying $30 per night or $180 for a week. We will be here until Monday at least.  Our stay is all weather dependent as we need good weather to make the trip down the Jersey coast to Cape May. 

 The plan is to leave Monday for Sandy Hook NJ, and then on Tuesday to Atlantic City.  That part will be 12-13 hours so we have to leave about 5 am.  Then a normal day to Cape May, short rest and then up the Delaware River to the C&D canal to Chesapeake and Baltimore.

Around here in NYC we had a easy trip through Hell's Gate, the East River, except they
closed off the west side of Roosevelt island because of the UN, and so we had to go down the
east side.  No problem except there is one lift bridge, but got through okay.  The pictures at the end of this writing are taken from the trip to NYC down the East River and one of the Manhattan Bridge.

This week we have been doing the normal sightseeing stuff.  Wed we went to a matinee performance of Jersey Boys with Nancy and Rusty Field. They have been sailing with us for the past month, since
Portland, Maine, on and off.  John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys back in 2006 came back for a 3 month engagement and he performed at our Wed matinee. He was great.  If you have a chance to see this production, you should see it.

This weekend we are spending time with Jill and Matt. Saturday we are taking the train up north to a small town they like to visit for some hiking, etc.

That is it for now


Speed going through Hells' Gate.

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