Sunday, April 26, 2015
We did a circumnavigation on one of the nicest days of the year so far.
I have been putting fake $100 bills in the bottle and offering folks $20 if they contact me.
We launched from Red Hook right at 9:30 which was high water at The Battery. This gave us only about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Randalls Island before the current would turn against us. We had current with us, but at this point in the tide cycle it wasn't very strong. We just made at about 11:15 we landed on Randalls for a short break.
We started paddling up the Harlem River around 12:00 and made it to the stopping point at the marina on the Palisades around 13:30 to meet our friends who had come up from the Hudson. We couldn't see them at all when we crossed by the all arrived within a half hour.
We headed down the Hudson around 3:00PM and after a stop at Pier 25 arrived back in the Red Hook around 18:30 or 19:00.
We were really unlucky with the wind since it started from the North in the Morning and turned all the way around to be from the South at the end of the day.
Truth: Things are less expensive in the third world.