On the Hook

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
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Anchored near Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

We. Are. Exhausted.

New York City was a really fun time, but we are definitely happy to be on the move again. We enjoyed some nice hot showers at Gillian's apartment yesterday morning, and got in touch with Bronwen about a lunch date. We met up with her in Soho, and enjoyed a nice walk from there through Little Italy over to Chinatown. She took us to Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle (or something along those lines) where they made, uh, tasty hand-pulled noodles (not just a catchy name). It was all really delicious, and they made their own dumplings. We all gorged - though we're looking forward to leftovers for dinner this evening!

walked with Bronwen for a bit before she made her way back to Brooklyn, and then we enjoyed a nice long walk all the way across town to the West Village to meet up with Austin. We enjoyed some tasty cocktails with him and his coworker Christina at Mole while we waited for my dad to join us. We had a really nice time and eventually a really delicious dinner of Mexican food. And after that, we went out! We walked over to the White Horse Tavern and just told people we knew in town to meet us. It was really fun, and we loved that people made there way down to see us - even Rhys came from Woods Hole!

As Manhattan was our first big stop, it was fun to think about the difference in traveling by other modes of transportation. When you arrive by plane, you don't get a very good sense of the distance covered. But sailing down from Woods Hole, we have a much better idea of how far it actually is, and we agree that it's a really great way to travel. It will be fun and interesting to see how long it takes to reach the rest of the big stops along the way.

Manhattan was certainly a really fun stop, but it was also a bit overwhelming the entire time. After being out for a week, we've already gotten used to the peace and quiet of being at sea. So many people and smells and sounds and so much to look at in the city - it made us all a bit claustrophobic I think. We're really glad we took the two nights there, but motoring out of New York Harbor this morning and getting past the Verazano Bridge was quite welcomed by all of us. It was a beautiful day, but with the level of exhaustion (and the level of hangover), we decided to stop short at Sandy Hook instead of heading out into the Atlantic to tackle the first 20 miles of the Jersey coast. We have a beautiful little anchorage near the local Coast Guard Station, and we enjoyed a great sunset. We'll be up early to get a move on farther south.

~Ellie
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