What an awesome feeling approaching the New York Harbor! Even on a Sunday it was busy and congested with all types and sizes of boats and ships traversing its waters. We elected to stay at a marina right across from NY at Liberty Landing Marina, NJ. The water taxi left every half hour and would deliver us right to lower Manhattan, NY. Although we paid $4.00 per foot for docking, the marina had floating docks with relatively calm seas. Other Marinas, we had learned from advice and guide-books were not so quiet. We would only be here for a few days and we have had enough rocking and rolling so we felt it well worth the money.
For the short time we had to spend in NY, we were able to grasp the flavor of the city with the help of the people who lived and worked there. We were like two fish out of water, but we had a fabulous whirlwind of a day starting with a visit to Ground Zero, the 911 Memorial where we spent a quiet moment paying our respects to the victims of senseless terrorist acts. We hailed a taxi driver who drove us to, of course, Times Square. The cabbie was wonderful and acted as our tour guide, pointing out the various sights and landmarks with his obvious love of the city shining through. A random person pointed us to the Galaxy Diner in Hell’s Kitchen and then another person pointed us to the waterfront where the aircraft carrier museum, the Intrepid was stationed. From there it was easy to hail another cab back down to the water taxi terminal and across to Liberty Landing Marina.
Liberty Landing Marina is located at the Statue of Liberty State Park and it was amazing to stroll along the park’s waterfront and then enjoy cocktails on Terrmar’s fly-bridge while inhaling the magnificent Manhattan skyline!
Mark & Terri
|Cargo ship in NY harbor|
|Passed on old fort south of NY|
|First glimpse of Statue of Liberty|
|Close up - Liberty Lady|
|Day-sailors with NJ skyline|
|Glad to be @ Liberty Landing Marina|
|Thinking of Mike - Do the Math!|
|Manhattan @ dusk|
|New Wold Trade Center|
|9/11 Memorial Pool|
|Mark @ Times Square|
|Terri @ Times Square|
|Church in Theater District dedicated to actors|
|Mark @ Galaxy Diner|
|Mark @ Intrepid|
|Largest Solar Powered Boat in the World|
|Turanor Planet Solar|
|Sunset @ Liberty Landing Marina|