What to Do with Visitors to NYC? A Round-Manhattan Paddle!
By Vladimir Brezina
We are constantly racking our brains trying to come up with new things for people who visit us in NYC to do.
Empire State Building? They’ve been there. Statue of Liberty? They’ve done that.
But how about… a round-Manhattan paddle!
Here are some photos from last Saturday’s Manhattan circumnavigation on which we took our friend R.
And I think she got all the excitement, as well as the unexpected quiet beauty, that she could have wished for.
(click on any photo to start slideshow)
Launching at Pier 40
We paddle down to the Battery
The Freedom Tower towers above…
Off North Cove
The Statue, as always, across the harbor
We wait for the Staten Island Ferry to depart
Now it’s safe to go on…
In the East River
East River traffic
In sync, too
We pass South Street Seaport
We leave Downtown behind
Coming up to Midtown
… safely met
Roosevelt Island tram overhead
It’s the Staten Island Ferry!!
An apparition in the East River… (photo by Johna)
But the wake is real
On top of the wave
We bounce up and down
The wakes slosh…
… back and forth
At Mill Rock, in the domain of the gulls
They REALLY want us to leave
Under the George Washington Bridge
Paddling to Manhattan
Hello to Midtown
Intrepid with Concorde
We pass Chelsea Piers
… with the Empire State Building behind
Goal in sight
The Statue once more
Back at Pier 40 before sunset