Riding the Long Island Commuter Rail Service to Manhattan

Posted Oct. 20, 2008 at 06:53

Today was not a good day to go through Hell's Gate (or anywhere else) as the winds were in the upper twenties for most of the day...  So we took advantage of the Port Washington Water Taxi ($8/person/round trip) and went to shore.  There are nice provisioning facilities here, but I was interested in riding the train into Manhattan for the afternoon, taking a chance that it may provide some sightseeing along the way.  Unfortunately, the train goes underground to cross the East River into Manhattan, so the sightseeing from the train stopped there.  Emerging from Penn Station right close to Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building in Manhattan compensates for that little inconvenience.



Then we ran into a GAP store and Dora realized that she needs more jeans (me too), so we went shopping. A couple of pizza slices and stores later, we were headed back towards the train station to get back to Port Washington in time for a bit of groceries before the sun is down...

Tomorrow we'll do the run through East River's Hell's Gate down around Manhattan and then up the Hudson River for 5nm to try mooring at the 79th St Basin municipal marina...
-- Z --