We left our anchorage about 9:30 and headed to Great Kills Harbor on Staten Island. It was going to be windy and rainy for a couple days, so the harbor would be more protected.
|raising the anchor from our free anchorage in NYC|
|Verrazzano Narrows Bridge with Staten Island Ferry|
|Fort Wadsworth at the bay entrance. Over 200 years old|
We put on our “foulies”, foul weather gear, and headed to shore. I have a cousin that lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey about an hour away from here, Kimberly Zeller, Chris and Annabelle Deas. They met us at a restaurant near shore. We had lunch and they joined us for dessert.
Kimberly is the daughter of my first cousin, Jim and Jane Zeller. She has lived in the NYC area a long time. We have met up with her 2 other times in the city. Annabelle didn’t have school because of a teacher’s conference, so the 2 of them made the trip to see us. It is difficult to make plans when you are on the water. At anchor in NYC, there wouldn’t have been a dingy dock convenient for us to go to shore. And the marinas are really expensive there, as to be expected. So this worked out good. They had a pistachio tartufo dessert here, the second time we’ve seen it now.
|Annabelle and Kimberly|
|Dave, Annabelle, Mary|
|Kimberly and Annabelle saying goodbye|