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Sunset Sail in New York

June 15, 2012

Whilst we were in New York we went on a two-hour sunset sail on a replica of an old schooner on the Hudson. Although it was warm the weather had been a little changeable that day. At one point we thought it might get rained off. There was a heavy downpour just before our trip but then luckily it cleared up, stayed dry and turned out glorious.

It was a beautiful evening and I think it was perhaps the most brilliant thing we’ve ever done in NY so I thought I’d share some pictures.

Waiting for the boat to set sail. Crepuscular rays (so a member of the crew told us!) through the clouds as they started to clear.

Hoisting the sail

Feet leave the ground

Plenty of bubbly

Colourful buildings on Manhattan

Fabulous view of the Empire State

Manhattan island, Hudson to the left, East River to the right. A smaller sister schooner just in the foreground. You can just make out Brooklyn Bridge to the east (right) of Manhattan

Statue of Liberty

In all her glory

Sunset behind Ellis Island

Big yellow macs are provided if you’re feeling a little chilly

Sun disappearing behind Jersey

Golden – as the sun hit the horizon we had the most beautiful light

Glittering towers – the skyscrapers twinkle as they reflect the sunset

Returning to dock

Almost dark on Manhattan

Bringing down the sails

We did our sunset sail with Classic Harbor Line, which went from Chelsea Pier to the Statue of Liberty and back again. In winter the boat we were on spends the season in Key West. Sounds like a fabulous idea I say.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2012 9:01 am

    Goodness me your photos! I love the one of the dangling feet 🙂 And those views over Manhattan are extraordinary. So envious of your brilliant trip!

    • June 18, 2012 8:33 pm

      Thanks Annie. I love the photo of the feet too! The guy really had to put some welly into hoisting those sails. We really had a fantastic trip. Can’t wait to go back for more!

  2. Chris (Berkshire Dirt-Digger) permalink
    June 20, 2012 6:23 pm

    Sui Kee, Hi …

    Loved the blogs on NY. The boat trip sounded brilliant; would love to do it, but with my track record on water … Ah; punting on The Cam!! no way!!! Someday; ask Angela!

    Looking forward to reading all about the walled garden visit …

    x Chris

    • June 21, 2012 5:46 pm

      Hi Chris,

      Nice to hear from you on here! Not sure what happened on the Cam but you don’t need to lift a finger on this sailing trip! Had a great day at Easton yesterday – have just posted about it!

      S x

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