CO's comments: I have carried my pocket knife with me half way around the world, through places like Heathrow, and never had a problem. Now I want to board a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and they won't let me board. After what us veterans have given to this Country, I think it's a shame. I realize their concerns but I think they are going to far overboard. The next thing you will see are check points from one state to another. It is crazy that we are letting a few fanatics ruin our Country. I am glad I have left New York City and I will never go back and; besides, the people are rude.
New York City to Georges Island, NY: We both had enough of New York and were ready to get going again. It was sunny and 80 degrees by 07:30 as we headed up the Hudson River. We saw an old PT Boat; Number 786, heading into the city. It had been refurbished and was probably part of the Memorial Day celebration. We had very heavy traffic until we reached the "George Washington Bridge" and then it calmed down quit a bit. We are in a nice little anchorage, a little wavy but is supposed to calm down by tonight.
CO's comments: Boy am I glad to be off the Atlantic and out of New York City Harbor. Finally a nice day to cruise on the river system.
|View from our porch of Lady Liberty|
|View of Manhattan at night|
|Another view from our boat of Manhattan|
|Statue of Liberty from our boat|