Manhattan fading behind on the motorboat ride to Sandy Hook
Under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Lower Bay is a bit rough with wind-against-current waves
The swim starts! Janet Harris is heading north again...
In the Lower Bay: Open water 1
Open water 2
A long way to go!
Open water 3
Open water 4
Open water 5
Passing the buoy ...
... at the northern end of Ambrose Channel
Finally! Approaching the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge again
Almost under the bridge...
... but not quite: it takes forever to actually reach it!
The Eagle Baltimore
We go round the back
Across the shipping channel
The competition ahead of us
Past anchored barges ...
... BIG barges!
Strange hand gestures from our boat crew, probably to bring good current
Muddy Hudson River water
The famous skyline ahead
The skyline is getting bigger, slowly but surely
Statue of Liberty, future
Statue of Liberty, present
Statue of Liberty, past
Off Governors Island
The water here is a bit rough
Now just the crossing to the Battery remains
Jersey City across the river
South Cove, the finish line, is very near
She finishes!! Janet crosses the imaginary finish line at South Cove ... crowds are cheering on the wall behind me as I take this photo ...
Back onto the boat for the short ride to North Cove