Sunday, May 1, 2011

We Didn't Sink the Boat Today

If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that each day, upon reaching safe harbor, the Cap and the crew exchange high fives and say, with gusto, "We didn't sink the boat today!"

And we didn't sink the boat today (though it WAS startling, at one point on our open ocean crossing, to climb the stairs from the boat's interior up to the stern deck; from this vantage you usually see blue skies, but the swells were so large, that view was blocked by a wall of green water.)

What a welcome!
Instead of sinking, SlowBoat is safely anchored near the New Jersey shore with a stellar view of Lady Liberty's backside.  Can you believe it?  Me neither.  Tomorrow we'll let the rising tide waft us up to the 79th Street Boat Basin, where we look forward to greeting some college classmates and a representative of the American Canal Society.


  1. Welcome to Historic New York Harbor. Remember, the Titanic never made it, but the Dragonfly did. Nice work.

    When will you be sailing up the Hudson to the 79th Street Boat Basin? I can wave to you from the 10th floor front deck of the Starrett-Lehigh building (and take photos of you and your boat from 130 feet above the water) when you sail by. We're just north of the Chelsea Piers behind "The Frying Pan" lightboat on the east side of the river (between 26th and 27th Streets).

  2. I got some good photos of you guys in the harbor. You guys were actually moving quite well for a slow boat. See you this evening at the 79th!

  3. Doug Wilson wrote:

    A big welcome back to New York waters to Cynthia, Bill and Dragonfly. Assuming the waters settle enough that they can open the Erie Canal I will expect to see you some time this month in Macedon.

  4. What an awesome photo of Cap and Lady Liberty!