Last weekend, I rode on a yacht, had food poisoning, and climbed Anthony’s Nose.
I took Friday, October 3rd off to sail around the New York Classic Week Regatta, a schooner race around New York Harbor. Anne, Ginny, and I met at Chelsea Piers to board the yacht Manhattan. We paced most of the race to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and then made our way up the East River before heading back to the finish line at the Hudson. There was a bit of extra time, so we continued up the Hudson to see the Intrepid before returning to dock.
The day was overcast, but it was still pleasant outside and we all had a great time. We were supplied with a brunch of waffles, quiche, ham, salmon, and bagels; not to mention a fully stocked bar.
The Pride of Baltimore
New York harbor is a working harbor, and the sailboats navigated along large container vessels and barges.
Turning at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Anne and Ginny
The Manhattan was comfortable, fast, and fun. It’s worth looking into if you want a pleasant cruise around the city.
The New York City Waterfalls. The project just finished this past weekend. We were able to get very close to the falls.
The day before our ride, the Intrepid returned to its permanent berth.
The view of Manhattan from the middle of New York harbor.
Unfortunately, several hours into the ride, I started to become sick. I was still fatigued and weak after the ride, and took a nap when I went home. I woke up shaking several hours later and realized that I had food poisoning. I don’t think it was from the food on the ship since no one was ill; I think it was from my breakfast at a coffee shop or my lunch the day before. The details are a bit gross, but the good news is that my fever broke that night at 3 am, and by the end of Saturday I was in good shape.
So on Sunday, I went up along the Hudson to visit my friend Phil at his house in Garrison. Anne, Mary, Phil, and I started out the day by climbing Anthony’s Nose, a peak overlooking Bear Mountain. We climbed the mountain fairly quickly; it’s a fairly easy, but steep, climb with a beautiful view.
Phil and Mary at the peak of Anthony’s Nose.
Bear Mountain Bridge
Me (Sam Greenfield) overlooking Bear Mountain Bridge from Anthony’s Nose
Anne, me, Mary, and Phil
Climbing down the mountain, I saw many weird looking mushrooms. I would have taken more pictures, but I didn’t want to keep everyone waiting.
I didn’t do as much this past weekend, but I did walk down to Brooklyn Bridge Park with a friend of mine. It was a clear, warm day.
I finished up the weekend playing with my camera. I want to work with the strobe to see if I can capture better images of water droplets.