August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015  Day 65 New York Summer 2015
At anchor, Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ

The beautful Palisades line the west side
of the Hudson north of the city

What a good day we have had.  We left Half Moon Bay Marina at 0820 and headed 37 miles south on the Hudson.  We did not have much boat traffic at all until we reached the New York City Harbor area, and even then it was not a problem.

This is our fifth trip through the harbor and we have not found it boring yet.  Seeing the World Trade Center, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, and more is still very impressive from the water. And, all the while, we have many ferry boats, tows with barges, and other pleasure craft wanting their share of the water!  Oh, and we are trying to take pictures as we are cruising through all of this!

The World Trade Center dominates the skyline
Lady Liberty - always a thrill to see her
We are anchored at Liberty State Park, which is right behind the Statue of Liberty. It is amazing to know that every time we look out of the boat, we can see it!  We can also see the World Trade Center from here. We are in a fairly protected basin with land on three sides.  There are three other boars anchored here as well.  We arrived at lunch time and have had a good day just enjoying being here.  The cruise ship, Carnival Splendor passed our anchorage late this afternoon. We saw it earlier today docked at the pier in the city. We will be on that ship in late October on a cruise to Bermuda!
Anchored at Liberty State Park

We will leave in the morning and go to Atlantic Highlands Marina for fuel and then anchor nearby. 

Ellis Island

Carnival Splendor