Navigating Hell Gate

We rose early and were underway by 0700 to pass through Hell Gate at slack tide.  Hell Gate is a narrow tidal straight in the East River with a strong current, so it was important to time the passage just right.  From there, we made our way past skyscrapers, ferries, barges, and sightseeing boats zipping all around. 

We steamed under the Brooklyn Bridge and around the tip of Manhattan, had a sweeping view of the Statue of Liberty, and made our way up the Hudson River to the 79th Street Boat Basin.  After spending time at sea, it’s always nice to dock in the middle of a beautiful park full of trees.