Postcard from New York Harbor

October 10, 2013 in New York City,Places,United States

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon sailing to the Statue of Liberty with the ONA team. Although I had watched the sun set over the Statue of Liberty on a date, this trip felt like much more authentic “sailing”–we watched the white sails go up against the bright blue sky as the small group on board (around 10-12 people) huddled on each available surface.

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

The Shearwater is much smaller than the Clipper City–good to keep in mind if you’re prone to seasickness!–it provides the same beautiful, up-close view of the Statue of Liberty. Since it leaves from the west side of Manhattan instead of the east, the scenery is a little different but there’s still plenty of open sky and soothing sea breezes. Although I went on a “work trip,” it was still such a fun afternoon–something I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to couples, families or groups of friends looking for a more intimate, relaxed way to see the Statue of Liberty.

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

Sailing essentials: shorts with anchors and boat shoes…

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

…and chilled white wine, of course!

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on the Shearwater, Manhattan by Sail

What’s your favorite photo of New York Harbor? 

 

 

 

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