We had an amazing trip from Block Island to Port Washington. We managed to have the wind and current in our favour for the first 8 hours thanks to P’s checking the weather and tide reports, then the wind slowly died and the current slowly turned against us and we turned on the motors for 7 hours.
Having never arrived to a destination in the dark, we both agreed it would be worth it for a full nights sleep. A full moon would have been nice, but it was not in the cards. So darkness would be it.
P woke me about 20 minutes before we got to the Port Washington entrance so I could enjoy the view of the New York City skyline in the distance before we turned and it went out of sight. This is the joy of a night arrival, we could see those lights.
Our night eyes were both glued on the water, avoiding buoys as we motored slowly into the harbour. Luck would have it that we found a Yellow Mooring ball, free for the first 2 nights. It had no tether so we had to pick it up from the aft of the boat and walk it forward. No wind made this almost effortless. We were settled on the ball just after 10:30pm.
On Saturday the temperature soared to 80 F. What a treat after the rain and cold we had in Block Island. We took some time to explore the shore and visit the grocery store for enough provisions to get us the rest of the way to Annapolis. Ending the day sitting on deck with a little music watching the boating world go by. Gotta love it.
We plan our departure from Port Washington to coincide with the tides and current to make our way through New York city via the East River. We are so excited to see New York from the water.