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Long Island Sound to Barnegat Bay: A Day of Contrasts

Starting with sunrise on a glassy calm East River, we enjoyed the awe of Manhattan, a placid Atlantic Ocean along the Jersey Shore, some crazies in Manasquan, a summer-like day on Barnegat Bay, and a unique ride up the Forked River.

Friday, October 15, 2021
City Island, New York City, Manasquan and Forked River, NJ
Day 4

We started out with coffee pre-dawn, and watched the morning glow develop on the eastern horizon on a warm, clear, glassy calm morning. Just beautiful. The plan for the day was the classic run down the East River, which is always a thrill, then ending up somewhere in New Jersey, depending on our progress and conditions.

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Conquering the Jersey Shore

Making tracks south at last

Days 8-9, October 22-23

It was with great relief that we pulled into Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on the eighth day of our trip.  We had only traveled on four of those eight days thanks to brutal westerlies pounding Long Island Sound, making travel rediculously unpleasant.  The run from Port Jefferson on Long Island, through the East River and along Manhattan’s east side, was cathartic for us.  We finally felt like we were on our way. Continue reading Conquering the Jersey Shore