Captain’s log Day 18 Thursday June 11th
Sorry I’m so late writing my log, but I left this morning at 6:30 and anchored at 4:30. 10 hours and 80 miles, I was almost falling asleep at the helm. I needed a well deserved Captain’s nap. Good thing Wilma (my woman over board drill blow-up doll) was there to assist the captain. This will be tomorrow’s log.
Dropped them off at 2:00 at Flushing Meadows, NY at the entrance of the World Fair. It lasted 2 seasons from April thru October 1964, and April thru October 1965. The theme was a 12 story stainless steel model of the earth called the Unisphere. It still proudly still stands today.
If you look really hard, it is in the background of the park. Sorry, my Ipad does not have a zoom lens. Anyway, admission was $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for kids from 2 -12. The fair took place right before the turbulent years of Vietnam Nam & the struggle of the Civil Right movement. Hey, let’s not forget Captains Bob’s favorite hippy revolution “Hey dude, don’t bogart that dubie” Love Peace & Rock & Roll. Ya baby that’s what I’m talking about the 60’s…
My crew left at 2:00 for their hotel and off to LaGuardia airport, located minuets from Flushing, the next day. That’s when I called it quits, and anchored for the night. Nice view. I woke up at 5:45am and peeked out my stateroom, and there they were, Paula and the Doctor saying did you check the oil are we ready to go. It was just my imagination, Yahoo! I ended up staying at anchor all day till 3:00pm and cleaned the Miami Mermaid. I pulled anchored reluctantly, I was by myself, and good old Cabin Boy Bob was intimidated. Well, at that point I put on my Captain’s hat and all of the sudden there stood Captain Bob at the helm. Yo ho ho, and away I go. I had the right tide behind me and was doing 11 MPH for two and a half hours. I anchored in Greenwich, CT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, the grand finale of our trip. We were so excited, we could not wait to take off from Sandy Hook. After that 14-hour the day before, let’s get under way!
That’s all folks. Good night