Schooner Sailing on the Hudson

sail1After two rounds of cancellations and rescheduling due to bad weather, we finally got to do my birthday present of a sunset sail aboard a schooner on the Hudson River. The day couldn’t have been better. It was the perfect temperature, beautiful skies, and a stunning sunset. Worth the wait!

Rob and I arrived at Chelsea Piers on the West Side of Manhattan (Pier 62) for our 6:30 departure on the beautiful 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack, for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the city. The crew served us complimentary champagne – cheers! – and Rob and I enjoyed the picnic dinner he made us ahead of time. Perfection.

Some of the views along the 2-hour sunset sail included:

    • The New York City skyline on one side and the Jersey City skyline on the other
    • Battery Park, a 20-acre park at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries
    • The new Freedom Tower with its spire affixed, officially dubbed One World Trade Center
    • Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954
    • The majestic Statue of Liberty with the sun setting behind her

I’d highly recommend this excursion/adventure. There’s something so peaceful about being on a boat, and these views were truly stunning. But, I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking for this post.

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2 thoughts on “Schooner Sailing on the Hudson

  1. Hi Bridgette! I’ve read and enjoyed each of your posts of NYC and life in the city. The pictures from the schooner sail are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your blog! Love you lots and see you soon! Aunt Susan

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