Manhasset to Manhattan

We woke very early to catch the tide down the East River. Just in time to catch the dawn. We didn’t really have time to see much of Manhasset, but as a place to overnight it was perfect.

Before long we were approaching the first of many bridges. For some reason I felt quite nervous passing under the first one, and even though I had seen taller masts go under just before us, I still found myself staring at the top of our rig as we went under, and holding on just in case! After a few bridges I stopped even looking up.

We came down the river, eye to eye with the commuters, joggers, traffic, and all the hustle and bustle of city life. Very strange to look out the familiar little hatch and see such sights.

As we passed under Brookln Bridge so many of the views were familiar, even though I’ve never been here before. It really is such an awesome city.

We rounded The Battery to move from the East River to the Hudson River. Then crossed over to pass the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Dinah’s long journey Westward was finally at an end. From here on we’re Eastbound all the way home. Over the next few days we’ll do the final boat prep, provisioning, navigation planning, and of course some tourism. Then obviously we have the big event on the 4th of July, and will slip out quietly the next day.

For now, we’re off into Manhattan to see just exactly what all the fuss is about!