Thursday, July 31, 2014

Croton, NY to Norwalk CT

We left Half-moon Bay Marina a little later than usual to let showers pass and to arrive at Hell's Gate at slack tide. The trip down the Hudson River was not ideal due to the less than perfect morning weather and heavy barge traffic in both directions. Thankfully, the Spuyten Duyvil bridge was open and the trip through the Harlem River quick.

Traffic as we entered Hell's Gate made it just that. A flotilla of small sail boats, perhaps 15 or 20 took advantage of the slack tide to make their way south down the East River while two large barges were heading east to Long Island Sound and two headed south all converged at Hell's Gate just as we got there. It was like going up the down staircase during rush hour.

In Long Island Sound the weather cleared as we passed Execution Rock and had a pleasant run to Sheffield Harbor, Norwalk CT.

Our day ended with lobster cobb salad on the deck of the Sunset Grill at Norwalk Cove Marina.

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