|Looking north toward Coney Island|
With dropping temperatures and four chilled sailors on board, we sailed only about 7/10 of a mile from Breezy Point before heading back to our home marina. Just a few tacks brought us back under the Marine Parkway Bridge and up to the entrance to Mill Basin. With the wind in our favor, we sailed under the Belt Parkway Bridge over Mill Basin, a rarity, before starting the outboard and dropping sail. We were back in our dock by 3:15 PM, concluding a five hour sail, all but less than thirty minutes of it under sail without power.
After dinner at nearby Nick’s Lobster, we stopped by the Sebago Canoe Club on our way home so that we could tie down our kayaks. We are not concerned so much about the wind blowing the kayaks of the outdoor racks as we are worried about them floating away during the storm surge. After tying down our kayaks, we filled the car with gas, saving the rest of our pre-Sandy preparations for the following day.