Lady Liberty

Thursday, July 7th, 0945 —-cruised under the Verrazano Bridge, into NY Harbor and the Hudson River.  The waters are VERY choppy here, but lucky us, no ships and only a few ferry boats to contend with.  The day was hot and hazy, so the photos are not as good as one would like.  I think THEY will tell the journey for us.

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VERRAZANO BRIDGE
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HAZY NYC SKY LINE WITH TALL FREEDOM TOWER-9/11 SITE
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IMPRESSIVE AND HUMBLING!!!

 

NOTE:   I have been fussing for a couple of days to upload a couple of short videos I made as we cruised by the Statue of Liberty.   ALAS – will have to put those on another blog when I get it all figured out.    😦

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ELLIS ISLAND INTAKE FACILITY
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ELLIS ISLAND COMPLEX

Hank and I toured Ellis Island  several years ago.  Would highly encourage you to visit there if you ever have the opportunity.  It is well worth the effort to do so.   🙂

We soon cruised under the George and Martha Washington Bridge.  George is on top and Martha is on the bottom!!     hee hee

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Soon we were seeing smaller buildings that were packed less tightly and more green and lush trees and foliage.  The Palisades State Park was on our left and quiet an extensive piece of property.  We continued our Northward travels and docked at Half Moon Bay located at Croton of Hudson, NY.

One really funny and strange thing to me was when we had left the City area and we were just cruising along enjoying the sights, this loud train whistle blew and about made me jump out of my seat!!   NOT generally expecting a train whistle while out on one’s boat…….but right along both sides of the Hudson River run these rail tracks.   On the Eastern side runs Amtrak, while long freight trains run along the Western shore.   The Hudson is much wider than I thought it would be.   It is also very deep.

 

 

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