Getting closer but UNCLE on this weather!!!

Motor sailing up the Jersey Shore

We left Atlantic City at 4:15am yesterday to make the 80 mile trip to Atlantic Highlands, inside Sandy Hook, before the winds were forecast to pick up. Not a bad day till we hit the hook with wind opposing current – what a snotty mess!! Anchored outside of Atlantic Highlands for the night and planned our trip through the East River for today. The current would not be with us till 3:30pm so we were able to have a leisurely morning and leave at noon to head up to the Verrazzano and the city. It was a gray day with head winds (of course) but an exciting trip nonetheless. It was quite surreal to enter a virtually empty harbor. Ordinarily, we are dodging ferries, tug & barges, watching helicopters landing and tour boats going by filled with people from all over the world. Glad to see New Yorkers buckling down during this crazy time! We invited some family and friends to watch us on the Brooklyn Bridges webcam since many are home these days… Loved sharing part of our adventure with them! Tonight we are all by ourselves on a mooring in Port Washington, NY.

The forecast tomorrow is for rain, high winds and possibly hail. Planning on staying put! So anxious to be home… Tomorrow the weatherman says it will be 36 degrees with windchills to 27, brrrrrrrr🥶!!! Will likely leave Thursday and do the 85 mile trip all the way home to SYC . What the heck, April?? Where’s my springtime???🌷

About cruisingwithcuttingclass

Taught for 30 years, now enjoying the cruising life from New England to the Bahamas!
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