|The Statue of Liberty|
(of course, I really had my eye on the ship under sail)
This is another post from my New York City trip. I have a couple more post to write, but I feel as if I'm running out of steam. There is so much that I haven't covered: two days in museums, a Broadway musical, eating, and an evening with the philharmonic...
On the local front, things are getting back to normal. It was a rainy fourth. There were able to get the fireworks off between storms, but unfortunately the show fizzled. It was supposed to be 17 minutes long and ended up being less than 10 minutes in length. I image the rain had something to do with it. I sailed yesterday. We got in three races and my boat did okay with one second and two thirds. In our last race, we were watching lightning strikes on the mainland as we sailed downwind. We rushed to get the boats into the marina, but the storm seemed to dissipate. But an hour later, another storm struck but by then I was home and taking a nap before watching the World's Cup.
|Brooklyn from the Staten Island Ferry|
|Panorama shot of ferry |
from lunch site
If you go to New York, the Staten Island Ferry is a must! The ferry is free and from it you can feast your eyes on wonderful views of the New York from the water. For the ride over, I hung out on the port side and had a great view of Brooklyn. Looking back, I could see the financial district in lower Manhattan and ahead the V Narrow's bridge that links Brooklyn to Staten Island. It was a pleasant ride with enough wind to keep me cool on a warm day. After arriving on Staten Island, we enjoyed a late lunch outside on a patio that overlooked the harbor and Manhattan in the distance. Staten Island is mostly residential. I had been interested in seeing the National Lighthouse Museum, but it was closed on Monday, the day we were on the island. We asked a local police officer what to see or do and his best suggestion was a huge mall across the island on the subway. I hadn't traveled this far to shop, so we took the ferry back across the water and then the subway to Brooklyn and spent the rest of the afternoon walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. On the trip back, I stayed on the port side (left) and was treated with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Newark as well as watch sailboats gracefully sail in the harbor. The ferry ride to Staten Island makes my "must do" list for NYC.
|Manhattan from Staten Island|
Have you ever been to Staten Island? What do you think about the USA Women's Soccer Team?