From There to Here…

Travel

This past June we had the great pleasure of cruising aboard the Norwegian Breakaway from New York City to Bermuda. I first cruised 30+ years ago and didn’t recall the experience of sailing in and out of New York Harbor from that trip so I made it a point to get up early during our return to capture the sights.

As I stood near the bow of the ship I tried to place myself as one of the 12 million immigrants that arrived in America many years ago. What an experience it must have been.

I hope these pictures give you an idea of this experience……

Here we are approaching the Verrazzano Bridge. Named after the ltalian explorer who declared this area a lake in the early 1500’s.

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Here our 17 story cruise ship narrowly makes it under the said named bridge…

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Next we start to get a glimpse of the entrance to New York harbor….

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No need to explain this gorgeous sight…

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As we cruise towards the dock we pass Jersey City to our west and see the last of our sights from the cruise….

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Our vacation will terminate at the ships terminal on pier 88.

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Not Her Better Side But….

Landscapes

_MG_5893-EditThis is as good as I could get on this given day. Hurricane Sandy wiped out most of the Freedom Walk at Liberty State Park so driving and walking were the only option to see Lady Liberty. I got a few other shots and will show them at a later date so stay tuned.

Come on, I got only 1 or 2 prom stories from my last post,. Did my ghost story scare you off a bit? Everyone’s got a prom story or two. Go ahead, even make up a story!