|Coming in under the George Washington Bridge|
Well friends, we've made it to New York! I'm still having a hard time believing it myself. We pulled up to the 79th St. Boat Basin and fortunately there were mooring balls available. We snagged one and made arrangements with the marina office and set out to check out the city. We're not really big city people (if you hadn't figured that out yet) and, although we're stopping, weren't sure how long we'd actually stay. Actually, Ron said he could blow right passed it and not stop at all and he'd be just fine with it. However, neither of us had been here before and what's the point in traveling if you're going to miss land marks like New York City?!? So we took a few days to take a look around.
|World Trade Center|
|We even managed to ride the subway and not get lost!|
There is SO much to see and do in the city and so many people going every direction at faster-than-light speeds that it was a bit overwhelming at first. We walked all over and saw some amazing sights, 90% of which I don't know a thing about but were still fun to see.
|In front of Grand Banks, ready for some cocktails!|
Easily our favorite part of being in New York was meeting up with Kelley and Jason from Sailing Chance, sipping some cocktails and having a grand old time on the Grand Banks with a front row seat of the NYC skyline! Having cruised for a couple years, they were full of fantastic stories, advice and encouragement. Unfortunately, it was a week night and both Kelley and Jason and we had to get back to our respective boats to let our dogs out or the party might have gotten pretty out of hand (like that would have been a bad thing). Either way, it was a fun evening and we're looking forward to meeting up with them somewhere sometime!
|Photo stolen from Sailing Chance's Facebook page ;)|
|I could spend some serious time here!|
|Lots of anchored barges lined up...not so bad to navigate when they're not moving!|
|The Brooklyn Bridge looking up the East River|
|There she is!!!|
|A not so close up|