August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015  Day 66 New York Summer 2015
At anchor
Sandy Hook, NJ

Leaving our anchorage behind the Statue of Liberty

Major ship traffic!

We said goodbye to the Statue of Liberty this morning when we left our anchorage at Liberty State Park.  We would usually go out in the Harbor and go under the Verrazano Bridge to the South Bay. However, this time we took a detour and followed the waterway along the western side of Staten Island.  Much of it was industrial and intended for commercial traffic.  Some of it was home to abandoned and derelict boats. All in all it was interesting and of course Bill thought it was fascinating!  We passed towns such as Bayonne, Elizabeth, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy before entering into Raritan Bay and eventually Sandy Hook Bay.

Tug Boat Alley?
We stopped for fuel at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. At $2.35/gallon we could not pass up the opportunity!  We continued on for another three miles and anchored at Sandy Hook.  We have been here before and knew we would be rocked by the wakes from the large and fast ferry boats, but we decided to tolerate it for one night.

We took time to make phone calls to get reservations or the rest of the week.  Tomorrow we will go to the Golden Nugget Marina in Atlantic City.  We have been waiting for the waves to die down on the Atlantic Ocean and tomorrow looks like a good day to run offshore.