OCTOBER 10, 2007
We woke to fog with about a half mile visibility but we decided to head out for New York City anyway. As we approached New York the fog finally cleared and resulted in a hazy, hot day. This relieved our anxiety regarding our travels through busy New York Harbor.
We rode the end of the flooding tide into New York with plans to ride the ebbing tide out the other side, however, apparently I had made some miscalculations which resulted in us riding the full ebbing tide down the East River. At least it was in our favor. It turned out to be a lot of fun doing 12.2 knots (a five knot current) down the East River in the middle of the city.
We motored over to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey but the anchorage was full with "snowbirds" so we took a mooring. We figured that it was probably for the best anyway since a gale was predicted.