New Jersey to New York – Yahoo! (May 29)

Utsch’s arrived early to pull Kara Mia out of the water to reinstall our shiny new props.  It was a nice turn-a-round for a holiday weekend.

    

While we waited, we visited with Rick and Prudi on “Rascal’s Retreat”.  Notice the Texas flag and raccoon statue on their bow.  Ask us about their story.  Before we left a local fisherman pulled in a 68 pound red drum.

    

Despite the early fog, it turned out to be a beautiful day!  This was a 135 mile day out in the Atlantic Ocean.  The seas were relatively calm and we made good time with our new props!

    

We waived to Atlantic City as we passed by two miles off shore.

    

As we rounded Sandy Hook, we entered the busy New York Harbor.

    

We passed other Looper boats and survey boats….heading to Staten Island….

    

    

…and chartered yachts…..the kids said we should get one of these….until Karen researched and found you could charter it for one week at $59,000.00!

    

We arrived and docked at Mansion Marina in the Great Kills Harbor on Staten Island in New York……..

    

…we walked over to Great Kills Yacht Club Marina (the next marina over) and visited with other Loopers.

        

We enjoy the changing “feel” of the little port towns as we travel up the east coast.  The flowers were beginning to bloom along Mansion Avenue.  Nestled amid the beautiful flowers we found Fiore De Mare Italian Restaurant where we dined on lasagna and eggplant……Italian Food and Staten Island – hand in hand, a perfect fit.

    

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