Delaware & Hudson Canoe & Kayak Club
2006 Perfect Weather Manhattan Island Circumnavigation

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Low water at the Battery -0.5' at 5:58 a.m
High water at the Battery +5.5' at 12:13 p.m.
Full Moon: August 9
Sunrise: 6:07 a.m.
Sunset: 8:00 p.m.

This was another one of the easiest circumnavigations ever, with almost no wind, favorable currents, unseasonably cool weather and light boat traffic.
7:40aPush off south down the Hudson from the Englewood Boat Basin. Strong south current, no wind, flat water, no boat traffic. The air is dry crystal clear, rare for August in New York.
8:05aGeorge Washington Bridge.
8:30aGrant's Tomb
9:00a79th St. Nice south current, flat water, no wind, no traffic.
9:30a30th St.
10:00aHolland Tunnel. Water flat and still moving south.
10:30aThe Battery. Water slack along seawall on south cove. Strong current moving up the east river
10:45-11:05aRest stop on the Manhattan shore under the Brooklyn Bridge.
11:35a23rd St. Light N breeze in our face.
12:05pN tip of Roosevelt Island.
12:40-1:50pRandall's Island rest stop.
2:50pJust north of the I-95 overpass. N breeze picking up but N current is moving nicely.
3:25pSpuyten Duyvel. N-NW breeze in our face.
3:45Return to Boat Basin.

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