Slicing Through the Big Apple!

4 Aug

Apple 1

Isn’t it wonderful when all the planets align, the biorhythms get in sync, and the dice come up straight 7s….that was today!

Remember our friends Chris and Dennis from Daufuskie Island? They happened to be on the 38th floor of the Marriott Hotel in New York, waiting to board a cruise ship to the United Kingdom. Knowing we were coming, Dennis (who is an outstanding photographer) put his telephoto lens on his camera and captured highlights of our New York harbor adventure…

We left Staten Island, anticipating a semi-rough crossing (we’d been told horror stories about the ferries that scoot back and forth across the harbor). Our first obstacle was the Verrazano Bridge – too easy…

Verrazano Bridge

…then it got interesting. Yep, that’s little-ol’-us in the black circle behind the green buoy. At times we felt like a helpless sardine swimming is a school of sharks! …


…suddenly, we were skipping past the New York skyline and beautiful Lady Liberty…

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Apple 2

…and Ellis Island…


…next came Battery Point (the ‘Colgate clock’ is on the New Jersey side right opposite lower Manhattan’s Battery Point)…


…which was the start of our journey up past the majestic cliffs of the Hudson River… 


Ya’ know what?…this is exactly what we dreamt it would be like, when we imagined ‘doing the Great Loop’…

21 Responses to “Slicing Through the Big Apple!”

  1. Gregg Turner (@CPTGregg) August 4, 2015 at 18:00 #

    Too Cool!!! What great photos and memories! Carol says she would have to consume great quantities of dramamine to get through that maze!

  2. Matt August 4, 2015 at 18:44 #

    Living the dream. Can’t wait to become part of it in a couple of weeks. Matt & FAye

  3. Bro August 4, 2015 at 18:57 #

    Well done both of you. I hope to see New York next year.

  4. rodcrobinson August 4, 2015 at 19:04 #

    Wow what a “been there done that”!!!!

  5. Robyn and Howard Furness August 4, 2015 at 20:32 #

    Fantastic photos – so glad this was such a marvellous experience, which you two thoroughly deserve after all the hard work on your boat. Much love!

  6. Heather Rutherford August 5, 2015 at 04:43 #

    Just one thing missing from your photos – us! Really looking forward to your next part of the loop.

  7. A Wandering Memory August 5, 2015 at 14:18 #

    Brings back so many memories … Some good skyline shots there

  8. Barbie Robinson August 6, 2015 at 08:50 #

    OMG I can’t believe you were doing that! It must have felt like the first time you had sex! As you’re doing it you’re saying, “OMG I’m finally doing this!!!!” HOW LUCKY are you to have those unreal friends photographing you sailing in???!!! Such precision timing! Is he ex-Navy too? The scene is scintilating. Love the river too. WOW! ❤

  9. Terry jones August 6, 2015 at 17:38 #

    Looks pretty awesome 😄

  10. acresinfo August 8, 2015 at 05:42 #

    Lol, even a Jersey girl would call them ‘cliffs’, to New Yorker’s with the view: The Palisades !

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