I'm an hororary Noo Yawkah and love to walk, I think nothing of several miles and this is no doubt why tourist always think I'm from there. Anyway, you're right, that is quite a schlep, especially with even a small amount of luggage.
I like the idea of walking east and we'll probably do that next time. Cross your fingers for us, we think we'll be taking the Dawn (or the Spirit) again sometime in the spring. Don't even care WHERE we go, just need to get away. It depends on my job and if Paul has some space he can clear on his calendar to not have any closings. (he sells real estate) If I could do it I'd head there right now (I still have about 1 1/2 hours before they sail) can I make it?
Have a great one all.