Tuesday morning was calm in Atlantic City NJ, so after the ordeal of the NJ ICW the previous day, we instead went out Absecom Inlet, and turned north. It was pretty easy cruising, but since we're about a mile off shore, there is nothing close by to watch, and it almost seems we are standing still. Sure enough, we eventually reached the Barnegat Inlet, as the afternoon wind started up. We were in and safely anchored by the time the wind built to a screaming pitch (I think 35+ knots), until the sun went down, when the wind wound down.
Wednesday we went back outside again, and it was a duplicate of Tuesday, and when the wind kicked up, we were rounding Sandy Hook, and anchored behind the jetty at Atlantic Highlands before the wind again really got going.
This morning we were in no hurry, since the flood current up the East River wouldn't start until after 11 am, so we cruised slowly towards the Verrazano Narrows, fought a 3 knot current to get into NY Harbor, then cruised up the west side to snap a few pix of Lady Liberty, and headed to the south end of Manhatten.
The East River was a piece of cake, easy following current, and nearly no traffic. We were under the Throgs Neck Bridge, and into L.I. Sound, by 1:00, and tied to a free visitors mooring here in Manhasset by 2:00. Plenty of time to walk Riggs and then buy some badly needed groceries.