OCTOBER 6TH, 2008
We were up before the sun. A passage through Long Island Sound and also New York must be timed according to the tides, wind, and currents. Long Island Sound is a long haul so we started early.
The Sound has a moderate amount of shipping, although less than one would expect.
Due to the high population densities along the shores many power plants are scattered about.
As we approached New York we realized that we could ride the tail end of the tide through the East River if we were willing to continue in the night.
What a fantastic opportunity to see the lights of New York (now that is a big deal for a sand patch dweller from Florida). As we passed through the East River we had to force ourselves to watch where we were going. Unfortunately, we still don't know how to do night photos with our digital cameras - they always come out blurry.
We arrived at Atlantic Highlands around midnight - what a day.