By Vladimir Brezina


Move 1

No, you move!

Move 2

In NYC, gridlock doesn’t just happen on land…

Move 3

Scenes from this year’s Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. Many more photos to come!

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Move.

20 responses to “Move

  1. Excellent captured – fascinating view… :-)

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  2. No one else will have these photos!


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  4. Wonderfully funny! Thank you for posting – perfect for the theme.


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  6. must be fun watching the race! great captures! :)


  7. Oh wow! What a show down!


  8. Kayak in Brooklyn

    I love your blog and, being a somewhat seasoned NYC kayaker (with guided tours) and generally a strong kayaker, I’m looking to buy my own kayak. I do not own a car, live in Brooklyn, and want the most portable – and quick to set up? – configuration. Do you think a Folbot Citibot would be sufficient for East River/Hudson, or I need something more burly? I’d be doing little rides ideally, but probably crossing the Hudson every once in a while! Thanks so much..


    • The Citibot is (I believe—I have no personal experience with it) robust enough. However, given its short and fat shape (10′ x 34″), it may be relatively sluggish. That could be an issue when you find yourself paddling against the current, which you probably will quite often if you want to return to your launch point after a short trip. (On the other hand, with a folding kayak you don’t have to return :-) ) In other words, a kayak like the Citibot will probably be more at the mercy of the currents than a longer kayak would be.


      • Kayak in Brooklyn

        Thanks Vlad!
        Is there another kayak you would recommend from Citibot that might be a better solution? Maybe the Oru Kayak or Oru Bay? Thanks!


        • Looking just at the Folbots, the Kiawah is very similar in dimensions and shape to the Feathercraft K-Light that I paddled around New York Harbor for many years, and that was quite suitable. Even better is the Cooper. The downside, of course, is the increased weight and cost.

          I’ve heard good things about the Oru kayaks, and again the specifications seem suitable. They are said to be surprisingly rugged given the materials they are made out of. However, I would still worry about how well they will stand up to a couple of years’ hard usage, being folded and unfolded repeatedly…


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