New York City: A Scenic Sail-in and Times Square Experience
On Saturday, we spent the day at Sea and then on Sunday we had a fantastic scenic sail into New York City. Seeing the skyline as we approached the harbor was a truly magnificent sight.
And it only got better as we sailed in.
It was clear but REALLY windy with the temperature only in the 50s. So, it was a very chilly sail-in but beautiful none-the-less. First, our sail-in started with an All-American BBQ on the Pool Deck replete with pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, apple pie, cheesecake – everything you can think of when you think of NY (except maybe bagels). We had so much to eat for lunch we actually skipped dinner.
As we sailed under the Varrazano Narrows Bridge, the Captain told us we had to again lower the top of the Ship’s stack as we had only a few feet to spare clearing the bridge.
We have never sailed into NY before and we must say, the first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was both humbling and inspiring. What an amazing symbol of freedom and hope. Ellis Island brought further emotions and then we just soaked in the incredible skyline which is NY.
One of our Residents who lives in NY captured this picture of The World sailing up the Hudson River headed for our berth. What a great shot!
Once we were tied up to the dock, we jumped off the Ship to explore. Our berthing location is about a mile from Times Square, so we decided to head in that direction for a little NY experience.
After wandering about we decided to head back to the Ship for a little rest before heading out again to attend a Broadway play! Back at the Ship we celebrated our fun first day in NY with a little cognac libation before retiring for the evening after our legs said 5 miles was a pretty goodly amount of exercise.