After a great Fathers' Day Breakfast buffet at GKYC, we headed for NY Harbor. It is an awesome sight whether it's your first time or you've been there before. In our case, we had gone through there twice last summer on our way to and from Long Island Sound.
(swan family in Great Kills)
Entry into the harbor is under the Verrazano Bridge.
On our way in, we met a large container ship heading out to sea. Since it was Sunday morning, water traffic was light with only tour boats, ferries, barges, and pleasure craft out for a sail. During the week it is loaded with people heading to and from work. On the west side of the river, we saw the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Just across the river on the east side we saw a beautiful view of the Empire State Building with the new One World Trade Center building in the foreground.
A few miles up river, we noticed a strange looking marina. There was a center dock with 4 story high net surrounding the entire dock. We were puzzled until we saw the building in the background. There were cubicles 4 stories high with golfers hitting golf balls. It was a driving range!
About 40 miles up river from Battery Park, we arrived at Half Moon Bay (town of Croton on Hudson). This was the weekend we had planned to attend the Clearwater Festival here. Pete Seegar, Joan Collins, Kris Kristofferson and others were scheduled to perform. As we passed the festival, we could see the huge turnout. Once we docked, we were able to hear music from across the bay....not quite like attending, but still good!
In the next few days, we will tour West Point and the Culinary Institute of America.