Our final day on the ocean. Or, so we thought. We woke up to dense fog everywhere.
Spark up the radar. Turn on the running lights.
6 knots. This stinks! 9 knots. Well at least we can steer this. And only 4-5 gallons per hour. Almost trawler like.
It was 3 hours before the fog finally cleared. Pick it up! But, along came the wind and the waves. We took a pretty good beating. With only 19nm of New Jersey left we had to make a decision. Do we give up for the day? No way, let's press on.
A tiny angle change and getting off the Jersey coast and life improved a lot. Long Island... New York City... the Hudson River. Good bye Atlantic Ocean.
The Hudson River is a pleasant surprise. A lot more scenic than I had imagined. West Point Academy is an impressive sight from the water.
Our slow start left us a little short of the Erie Canal, but we are close and we will make the best use of our time for the next couple days. There is a lots of water still in the canals, so levels are high. I hope we have the bridge clearance. The outriggers don't go as low as I had imagined. It is going to be close. Or the tools are coming out.
Erie canal: http://www.canals.ny.gov/