Hard to believe that the end is in sight. But two challenging days still lie ahead.
Today I will row from Manasquan to Sandy Hook which marks the west entry to New York Harbor and then if tides and currents allow, I will cross the lower NY Harbor to Great Kills Harbor on Staten Island. This segment is a combination of protected and open water with winds once again playing an important role in how easy or difficult this will be. Great Kills Harbor will set the stage nicely for the final day tomorrow. FINAL DAY TOMORROW! This is unbelievable to me.
Tomorrow, I will make the final leg across New York Harbor to North Cove Marina in lower Manhattan on the Hudson River (near the World Trade Towers). This segment is probably the most challenging of my entire row because of the heavy ferry and commercial boat traffic. New York Harbor is considered the largest natural harbors in the world supporting one of the largest cities in the world. With my low profile, a wide expanse of water, and many large moving vessels, there is risk. Because of this, Julie has arranged for an escort boat to meet me just north of the Verrazano Bridge and follow me along my course to the North Cove Marina.
All are welcome to join me at North Cove Marina tomorrow for a simple celebration of this amazing journey My estimated time of arrival is between 2-4pm. You can use the live tracker on the Follow page of the miami2nyc website to keep tabs of my actual progress.