We had a good, but light air and mainly upwind passage from Port Washington to New York. The sights along the way are great. One of the first sights in the East River is the Boat and Breakfast across from Riker’s Island. Of course, it’s an extended stay B&B.
The skyline is fabulous. Here is midtown.
The tall ship Peking still rests proudly at the South Street Seaport. We don’t understand why there isn’t more support to keep her here in NY.
Then, if you have a moment to look around instead of at the traffic, the view of southern Manhattan is breathtaking.
For our dinner offshore, we had leftover NY coal-fired pizza from Salvatore’s.
The waters around Cape May offer two routes into the Delaware Bay: the middle of the mouth or what we call the “beach run” that takes you between Prissywicks shoal and Eph Shoal. Basically you run to the beach until you can see the whites of the eyes of the folk on the beach. Here’s the view a bit into the bay and away from the beach.
The channel up the Delaware bay is narrow and gives great views of ships. We actually had plenty of room on this little guy.
By the time we were up into the Delaware River, night had fallen. Just before the C&D canal, we saw SV Benevento on AIS and had a fun chat on the radio. They were headed to NYC. We last saw them in Warderick Wells in the Exumas. What a nice coincidence.
The C&D canal is easy enough to follow. Just stay between the orangey lights. And stay to the side when the tugs and ships are passing.
Transiting the canal wasn’t without excitement as the railroad bridge announced that they would close in 30 minutes when we were 27 minutes away. We hailed them on the radio and they said they would stay open for us. Here’s the railroad bridge nice and open:
We made it to the Corsica a bit tired, but otherwise in fine shape.