Sunday, July 29, 2012

NYC harbor

NYC harbor by Alida's Photos
NYC harbor, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Our arrival, Gotham City or the Land of Oz?

No Smoking w/ tug

No Smoking w/ tug by Alida's Photos
No Smoking w/ tug, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Still Day 2 of our journey, we travel into NY Harbor, passing huge ships and tugs.
Our 30 ft. sailboat was like "an ant in an elephant parade1"

Brooklyn lighthouse

Brooklyn lighthouse by Alida's Photos
Brooklyn lighthouse, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Norton's Point Light on Coney Island (Sea Gate)

Did you know Coney Island has a lighthouse?

Brooklyn Beach

Brooklyn Beach  by Alida's Photos
Brooklyn Beach , a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Passing Brooklyn into NY Harbor. The city buildings you see in the distance are in lower Manhattan. If interested, click on the photo to go to flickr and then look at the larger map. You will see our path into the city.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Liberty and the sailboat

On the second day, as we entered New York Harbor...
The boat traffic was chaotic. There were private boats like this sailboat and ferries and water taxis and tour boats. To make matters worse, Jet Skis were buzzing around with no apparent direction!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Coney Island and Verrazano Bridge

Getting close to NY City, here is the Coney Island Parachute Jump....
Bridge is the Verrazano....

four in ocean

four in ocean by Alida's Photos
four in ocean, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The sea was calm and not great for sailing. There is a holding area for NYC container ships before they get close to the city. These ships are actually anchored here.

Sailing sunrise ©

Sailing sunrise © by Alida's Photos
Sailing sunrise ©, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Captain Dave, sunrise, leaving Fire Island Inlet on Day 2 of our journey.

Sore Thumb sunrise

Sore Thumb sunrise by Alida's Photos
Sore Thumb sunrise, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Day 2, almost time to hit the ocean...Now to navigate through the Inlet.
Check the map and see that this maneuver needs more light, even with a GPS.

Sore Thumb

Sore Thumb by Alida's Photos
Sore Thumb, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Pre-sunrise, Day 2
The sky changed color as we drank coffee made in the primitive way, camping style.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sore Thumb twilight

Sore Thumb twilight by Alida's Photos
Sore Thumb twilight, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Pre-dawn Day 2...
Woke up early for an early start. Who could sleep with the anticipation and besides, boat sleeping is not the most comfortable. Not on a boat this size anyway!

Sore Thumb, Long Island

We sailed from Sayville/Bayport on the South Shore, west, in the Great South Bay.
First night anchored in Sore Thumb, near the Fire Island Inlet. Tomorrow the Ocean....

Friday, July 20, 2012


My husband and I are heading out, going west to NY City by sailboat. It will be quite the adventure but it's one I can't pass up. I probably won't sleep, will be damp and uncomfortable, but how can I pass up the opportunity to sail into Manhattan? Stay tuned for some sailing adventures!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer fun!


Summer time fun in the pool. Okay, it's only 6 inches deep but that's plenty deep for a one year old!
Hope you all enjoy the great weather and summer fun!

Thursday, July 05, 2012