Some of you seem to like reading about our passages - here is a short description of our landfall in NYC
and the video my wife, Vinni made. The first couple of minutes are in two languages first english
then repeated in Danish, but worth listening to - Vinni's comments start at about the 3 minute mark
This was probably the most emotional landfall we have made...........
We came through the outer harbour in heavy fog
. Ahead of us, we could just see the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and as we came closer, it loomed out of the fog
. We still couldnít see New York
, just whiteness ahead of us.
There was a lot of traffic here Ė many giant prams were anchored up waiting their turn to be taken in to (un)load. The same for a number of ships. A lot of leisure activity also Ė a ton of motorboats and very few of them had AIS
, so it was radar
Finally, we began to see skyscrapers. What skyscrapers! They appeared slowly, materializing out of the mists like ghostly figures. As the financial districts mastodons marched out of the mists to meet us, a lonely figure in green flashed and made her appearance Ė the Statue of Liberty.
There is something special about sailing into New York
Harbour. It has been high on our list of places to come to on our own keel
, but somehow you donít really think youíll ever make it. It becomes a surreal experience and Iím not at all ashamed to admit that I was choked up.
Weíve sailed almost 10,000 nautical miles since we left Copenhagen over a year ago, visited more than 12 countries and here we are. Vinni and I, alone on our Capri
(thank you Capri
for keeping us safe), coming up on the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline.
I simply canít describe our feelings.
Vinni and I enjoyed the time to the fullest and exchanged a long kiss in front of the Statue. A mile or so further on, fight in front of Freedom Tower, we turned to port and into Liberty Landing Marina. Liberty Landing has a terrible view Ė just look. Imagine having to see that every time you look up.