Tuesday, June 5

Sunset Sail


Last Saturday, Laurent and I went sailing on the Hudson River on a 1890's style schooner. All week, I was nervous that the weather wouldn't work out (thunderstorms were predicted with a 60% chance of rain!), but when Saturday rolled around, the skies were clear and the weather was perfect. 

I got tickets for the Sunset Sail, a two-hour ride that leaves from the Chelsea Piers.  The crew takes a wheelbarrow of champagne, beer, and wine on the boat and you're encouraged to bring snacks or dinner on board as well.  The Chelsea Market is a great place to grab a meal beforehand (we had milkshakes and macaroni and cheese at Ronneybrook Farm Dairy), or you can pack a little dinner for the ride.

It was so relaxing to get out on the water and see the city from a distance.  It made us realize just how many enormous building we couldn't identify and how quiet it can be a few hundred feet away from the hustle and bustle. 

Photo Credit: Bart Stiller

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