Heading South for the Winter
We started out from Fairhaven, Massachusetts on Wednesday November 8, 2018. On our first day we were tossed around a bit with some waves of significant height. Our Nordhavn 50 takes the seas we’ll so the day wasn’t too bad. Ready to get out of the tossing and turning we headed into New London, Connecticut. As it being off season we grabbed a mooring ball off the New London Waterfront Park.
Day 2: An early start at 4 am brought us a new day with great weather conditions. Wave height was nothing. Smooth cruising all the way into New York by way of the East River. The cruise up the East River is full of sights. The wakes from all the travel can get you rocking and rolling and there is a lot of travel on the River all times of day. From our boat we caught glimpses of The old hospital where Typhoid Mary was once housed along with many other patients with communicable diseases of the day. Very spooking looking island. As you approach the Robert Kennedy Bridge you get a perfect view of the New York City skyline. As it was almost dusk the buildings were lit with amazing colors. We made our way to Liberty Landing Marina. It is on the New Jersey side of the river with views of One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Imagine what this area was like when our ancestors made their way to America in the early 1900’s. What would they think of the New York of today???