Depart: Shattemuc Yacht Club 8:50
Arrive: Rumson, NJ 2:40
Distance: 54 nm
We got a much later start today than we intended. Having arrived too late in the afternoon to check in and pay, Clark needed to settle up this morning. Only problem ... he could not find the dock master. That plus a locked restroom caused him to take much longer than planned to get ready to leave the dock.
After yesterday's fiasco on the water, today's ride was uneventful, which was a very good thing. Once again we got to enjoy a cool breeze on the Hudson River while our phones indicated temperatures in the 90s off the water. This time, thankfully, we were not interrupted by a disabled boat. Clark said he was so cool when passing under the Verrazano Bridge, he felt he might want a jacket.
Given the number of times we have boated in the waters around New York City, I was amazed to see that Clark had taken over a hundred pictures today.
Tappan Zee Bridge (now renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge)...
|Little Lighthouse at Tappan Zee Bridge|
Neither of us knew existed.
|Down with the old and up with the new|
|"Under the bridge" shot|
|Remains of the old bridge - being dismantled.|
The Palisades ...
George Washington Bridge ...
|NYC -- Hazy Day|
NYC, Hoboken, and Jersey City ...
|Cruise Ship in NYC|
|Lackawanna - Hoboken Terminal|
Historic "Intermodal Passenger Station"
|Colgate Clock - Jersey City|
|Statue of Liberty|
|Staten Island Ferry|
Once we pass under the Verrazano Bridge, I feel like we are home. We have been up here often enough that it is very familiar waters. Crossing the bay from here to Sandy Hook can be rough, but today we had a calm ride. We only had rough waters when Seastreak sped past us.
|Seastreak bound for NYC|
We arrived home mid-afternoon and then the hard work began. After helping Clark tie up the boat and get power connected. I collected laundry, stripped the bed, packed up the clothes and food from the trip, and did some chores (dishes, clean bathrooms, etc.) I lined up all the bags at the door, and Clark got the hard work - carrying it all up the hill to the house. Even in the air conditioned boat, I felt overly hot. With the air outside over 90 degrees and humid, Clark had it a lot rougher than I did.
After I thought I had everything transferred to the house, we ended up making multiple additional trips as one of us or the other remembered yet another item we had mistakenly left on the boat. I love boat travel and living on the boat, but I hate transitioning from home to boat or boat to home. Twice now I have suggested to Clark that we not bother unloading the boat and just live there in our backyard. So far he has not taken me up on the suggestion!
No more boat travel for a while now. Clark has to do oil changes and has his on-going list of needed fixes / repairs for the boat. For once we did not have to repair anything while traveling - what a treat for Clark (and me)!