NYC in the fog..
The next morning, the thick fog continues to blanket New York Harbor. We time
our departure from Sandy Hook, NJ for 10:00 am so our passage through Hell’s
Gate on the East River will be at slack tide around 1:00 pm, otherwise the currents there can get extremely swift. Large ships loom
out of the fog.
|Just like on our previous Nordhavn in 2017, Nora takes the helm and guides us through|
New York City once again. She does a terrific job with the fog and all the boat traffic.
Large landmarks, like the Verrazzano Bridge,
the Statue of Liberty, and the lower Manhattan skyline are nearly impossible to
|The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (1964) is in front of us. Do you see it?|
New York harbor is a madhouse on any normal
day. The level of activity is difficult to capture in still photos. With the
fog, you cannot see what was happening except by using radar, AIS, and keeping
our eyes wide open constantly scanning 360.
|The upper part of this ship disappears into the fog. Looks like a ghost ship!|
We carefully follow Worknot, trying to not
lose sight of her in the fog; weaving our way between tugs, cargo ships,
barges, police boats, and water taxis scooting to and from Manhattan, Brooklyn,
Staten Island, and New Jersey.
|The city finally just barely starts to show itself.|
|Lots of ships in a small area.|
We pass Governor’s Island, and heading up the
East River, the buildings on the banks of the river are impossibly close. The
UN and other buildings fade into the fog.
The grey day continues and creates an eerie
|Statue of Liberty in the background.|
|The "Big Apple"|
Strange old buildings stand abandoned on islands
in the river. Other buildings of every type cover the shoreline.
Bridges, bridges, & more bridges
We cruise in and out of fog, under the iconic
bridges of New York City, and carefully time our pass through Hells Gate.
|Brooklyn Bridge (1883).|
|Brooklyn Bridge, up close.|
|Manhattan Bridge (1912).|
|Manhattan Bridge, getting closer.|
|Williamsburg Bridge (1903).|
|59th Street Bridge (1909), & we're "Feelin Groovy"!|
|Triborough Bridge (1936) and Hell Gate Bridge. |
|Hell Gate Bridge (1916).|
|Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (1939).|
We say goodbye to New York City, and we set our course to our next stop, the harbor of Port Washington, NY.
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