I thought I'd show you our view of the Hudson River from the apartment window. We both caught colds and woke up feeling so puny Tuesday morning, that we weren't sure we'd feel up to the Yankee game that evening so stayed in all day. I love the Trump Place towers shadows.
The barge and tug are parked for a while, perhaps waiting for their load to arrive upriver. Meanwhile, a tug has gone by and now this tanker. The luxury liner berths are just south of here, a historic note from a bygone era.
This is what we see from the bedroom window which faces north. As I said, we stayed in all day, reading and sleeping. There's a Barnes and Nobles not far from the apartment and this year I ended up buying five books, read three and am midway on the fourth.
I zoomed in for this view of the same area. I am pleased with the detail my new little camera has captured. More water towers!! I'm always surprised at how high up people live.
Ian was taking a nap when the New York Fire Depart=
ment came along with practice exercises. Of course I took many pictures. I took pictures of them lowering a small boat that they used to race around in circles and then return to be pulled back aboard. But this was my favorite part of the exercise.
And then, as if on demand, a cruise ship came up the river and docked in one of the traditional luxury liner berths. You have no idea how slow a vessel moves at this stage. I was confused for quite a while until I realized that it was actually docking. I couldn't see a tug and it seems that all vessels come with one.
This sunset over New Jersey was from Monday night. I know I'm biased toward thinking the West has a lock on beautiful sunsets, but one was a contender.
This is the section of the Hudson where Sully put down his crippled aircraft and the many small boats that populate the river came immediately to safely evacuate the passengers and crew - remarkable story!
We have returned home, bringing our colds with us. The five-hour flight from Baltimore to Salt Lake City doped up on cold meds was a character builder. I was just as thrilled to come home last night as the dogs and kitty were to see us. There's no place like home! I get to sleep off my cold in my own bed. I'll post my trip knitting later - total disappointment.
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