Today we just relaxed,
did some provisioning
and found the most amazing Italian deli…
Frank and Sal’s Market
What a treasure this place was!
really good Italian bread,
and the best find,
I am one very happy Galley Kat!!
We hung out in the evening in the club bar
with some great folks
and on our way back to the boat
some fishermen were just returning with their daily catch.
Three beautiful striped bass.
THE catch of the day from this proud fisherman…
…weighing in at 46.25 lbs…
…within a few minutes all three fish were filleted.
….I returned to the boat with dinner for tomorrow…
…but I wasn’t the only scavenger.
…this fella was waiting for leftovers too.
we hauled anchor and headed farther toward NYC
…and past the Manhattan skyline…
We’ve heard and read a lot about the harbour water taxis and ferries.
Well, everything we’ve been told is true.
These are everywhere, crossing this way and that
from all directions
and the wakes they leave are impressive
and as a friend said very ‘bouncy’.
This next image alone made our trip so far
She’s a very elegant lady…
Now if only we could get someone to snap a photo of R.E.D.
sailing in front of Lady Liberty.
Just outside the harbour and under the Verrazano Bridge,
…there is this vast expanse of nothing but ocean.
So tempting to just keep on going.
We did however have a date with John
on Staten Island.
What a great place this is!
I think there may be a tie for first place
with the Friendliest Canadian Boat Club
John got us all settled in..
which was a challenge
for a stern-docked 26 foot boat
on a 20 foot floating finger.
winds and currents notwithstanding…
We have all the low down on the area,
best restaurants – upscale and as-you-are,
and have been offered a ride into the city if we need provisioning,
or instructions on taking the train/ferry.