Jumping out the Window
Our first real practice at waiting for a weather window appears to have paid off, or at least that is our impression of being underway for 45 minutes. The strong winds, big seas, rain and clouds of the last few days have been replaced by sunshine and what we hope will be favorable winds and waves.
It was fortunate though, that since we had planned to depart today, that our friend Christian from NYC was able to drive to Staten Island to pick us up and take us to the city for a visit. Christian is a very cool guy who runs a MMA gym in Manhattan so not only were we able to have a whirlwind tour of the area, we were also able to visit his gym and train a bit.
Thanks very much, Christian. Hopefully we can repay the hospitality when we reach someplace tropical. For the moment though our sights are set on Cape May. Today’s traveling may take us to Manasquan, Barneget Inlet, Atlantic City or all the way to Cape May. We’ll let the weather decide that for us.
We decided to anchor for free in Great Kills instead of paying for a mooring for a forth night.
Rebecca and Christian seeing how may rules they can break in one shot.
Our first stop in Manhattan, The King’s Head Tavern (I think that’s what it was called).
Yup, this is what a city looks like.
Walking down Broadway.
Is this what they mean by “The Big Apple?”
Taking pictures of the tourists taking pictures.
Training at Christian’s gym.
He talked me into teaching a bit, as payment for the margaritas at the tavern
The warnings about pirates are all valid. Christian even has some in his gym!