A somewhat leisurely morning as we didn’t need to leave until late morning. It was not a really long distance to our anchorage plus the current turned in our favour around 11 am. The other reason might have been our need to replenish the white wine and beer supplies and in New Jersey on a Sunday they can’t sell alcohol before noon. Both boats got a fresh water rinse and laundry was done. Ramble On went to the fuel dock first. She had to go the far end of the dock as the main dock was full with coast guard and NYPD boats gassing up. Apparently this is a “Sunday Thing”. Wine and beer supplies were bought while Finnish Line got fuel and a pump out.
Ramble On waited for us outside the marina and both boats made bumpy exits up the Hudson, being criss crossed by various and sundry ferries, cigarette boats, and yachts. It was another hot day, we’re pretty sure it hit 30C. The boat traffic calmed down after we passed the George Washington Bridge. It was interesting passing the ocean liner terminals which are at mid-Manhattan. Some are still in use as seen in our photo but Cunard Lines has moved to a new terminal opposite Governor’s Island (Brooklyn). We passed under the Tappan Zee Bridge on our way down in Sept 2017 and the old Bridge was still up. Passing under in May 2018 the centre span was down. Now all that’s left are the concrete footings.
We arrived at anchorage at Haverstraw around 5pm. It’s a nice small bay, although Peter Cohrs, may not think so. There is very shallow shelf on the way in and a brick pile on the bottom which we hit last time (May 2018). All good this time!
It was warm enough to have dinner in the cockpit!