and pulled into the dock with Jon acting as an able dockhand. It was a fortuitous stop because we had blown off a freshwater hose on the way and had dumped all 80 gallons of fresh water into the bilge.
We filled the tanks and left the boat to dry out. Jon and Annie took us on the grand tour of both Huntington and the Lady Ann.
The next morning we left bright and early for a trip through New York City only to discover that the entire East River was closed until 3:00 PM to protect the United Nations from terrorists like us while a bunch of high mucky mucks were there.
So we went through the Throgs Neck Bridge and dropped the hook along the shore in the middle of nowhere to read and have a leisurely lunch before venturing further.
We were still a little early getting through Hell Gate and the Coast Guard dutifully kept us and a few other potential terrrorists from going any further until it was safe.
We were finally allowed through, on the other side of Roosevelt Island, and things were back to normal. Tour boats were touring, sludge boats were sludging, and the river was its normal busy and lumpy place.
We were bound for the anchorage at Liberty Park, behind the Statue of Liberty. We gave way to a Staten Island ferry along the way.
And waved at Judy's cousins who live in a condo in Jersey City as we went by.
A couple of gaff-riggers were out for a sail.
We left Lady Liberty to starboard and headed into the Jersey shore to the anchorage.