June 5, 2016
We left our anchorage at 5:45, and returned to the ICW, where we had to go through the 2 mile Point Pleasant Canal, which had two bridges.
At the exit of the canal was this marker,
and we entered the Manasquan River. We followed the river for about 3 miles going through two more bridge, one of which was the Breille Railway bridge.
and reached the Atlantic Ocean at 7:00.
We went out about 1 mile and followed the shoreline, it was overcast and foggy in places, definitely not as nice as yesterday.
We saw a whale, but no picture, as the photographer wasn’t ready. We think this was likely a whale watching tour boat.
We passed the Atlantic Highlands and rounded Sandy Hook at about 10:00.
On our approach to NY harbor and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, we saw several ships entering the Ambrose Channel.
The captain stayed on the left hand side of the channel until we had no boats approaching and safely crossed over to the right hand side, just before reaching the bridge at 10:58. There were over 30 ships anchored in the channel waiting to be berthed.
By 11:30, the fog had lifted a little, and the rain had subsided so we were able to see the Statue of Liberty.
We made it to our anchorage, near the Statue of Liberty Park by noon, and here’s our view of Lady liberty from the anchorage.
Not sure what tomorrow will bring, it will depend on the weather, we may get Thunderstorms and more rain this afternoon.