Sunday, May 20, 2018

New York City

Finally- the rain stopped and the fog lifted and we were able to continue our journey today. We enjoyed our stay at the Great Kills Yacht Club, but it was time to move on. We did not plan to stop in the Big Apple since we have been here at least six times previously- and we don't particularly enjoy big cities. New York Harbor is a nightmare of huge cargo ships entering and leaving, ferries of every description scurrying here and there, pleasure boats, tows and barges, sightseeing boats, sailboats, etc. It's like a game of dodge 'em and very stressful. Even so, we made it through without even a close call.

Going into the harbor, we passed under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Verrazano Narrows Bridge with the Manhattan skyline in the distance

Our son Nathan was attending NYU Law School and living in the short red building in the center of this photo  on 9/11. The new World Trade Center is to the left.

Another view of Nate's apartment building, with Battery Park in the front. He and Jill were married in 2003 and then they both lived there until graduation in 2004.

Lady Liberty

Ellis Island- my great grandparents came through here.

Erie Lackawana Ferry dock

The Norwegian Escape cruise ship

Triangle-shaped building

Riverside Church and General Grant's Tomb

Henry Hudson Bridge over the East River

Empire State Building

Looking back at the George Washington Bridge and the NYC skyline

New Jersey Cliffs.
We are staying at the Haverstraw Marina for at least one night- no specific timetable at this point.


  1. You will love the Hudson River! Wishing you a sunny day to enjoy all of the sights.

  2. How fun to see the Verrazano Bridge! When we were in Italy we went to a winery owned by the family and they have a few stones from the bridge imbedded in the wall. Some of their stones are in NY.