We departed New York via Battery Point, East River and into Long Island Sound. Under Brooklyn Bridge, past the United Nations and through the tidal swirls of Hell’s Gate. Went through with the tide so did over 13 kts at times.
However just as we were letting go Lois decided to go swimming, strange thing to do in a marina but I like spontaneity. Fully clothed and wearing her headset (which still works), which will give you some idea of how sudden this decision was. No other member of the family has gone swimming in New York Harbour so a round of applause is due.
Stopped everything for awhile and helped her re-join the cruise.
As I hand steered all the way through and the photographer was down getting showered and changed we don’t have a single photo.