Start: Barnegat Inlet, NJ
End: Great Kills, NY
Moving Time: 10:09
Distance: 58.0 NM
Average: 5.7 knots

We made it! After two days of 10+ hours each on the Atlantic Ocean, we made it safely to New York. Specifically Great Kills, part of the great borough of Staten Island. We arrived, anchored the boat and AJ and I took our inflatable raft to shore to walk the dog. Where we were met by I**** (name redacted). A fine police man from the great state of New York who wanted to help us get our dinghy tied to the dock, politely inquired as to AJ’s age (11) and then pulled me to the side to inform me that children under 12 were required to wear a life vest at all times in the water and everyone on a water craft (inflatable boat included) was required to have a flotation device on the boat. Obviously I was going to have to get a ticket. Perhaps two.

Welcome to New York.

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