Scare, scare, scare.
Then tomorrow it gets even scarier as we get out of New York through a narrow tidal straight with currents flowing 5 knots into Long Island Sound. Skipper G is studying the tide table at the moment.
We hope to see Manhattan daughter Liz and two boat-buddies Jon Vesey and Ada Whitney. Anyone else in the area, come on down to Liberty Landing Marina for a 'Docktail'.
Here's what RWG just wrote to a friend:
There's a slack tide at Hell Gate tomorrow at 11 a.m. then the current will turn against us. So my strategy is an 0800 start from Liberty to catch a favorable current on the East River riding it through Hell Gate before it turns. We'll see. Hell Gate, by the way, is a corruption of the Dutch word "Hellegat" which roughly translated means (are you ready?) "Hell Gate".
This brings new meaning to 'current planning'.
Location:Atlantic Highlands, United States