Wednesday, August 20, 2008

a sail and a sunset and a sunset sail










It seems like we've been packing a lot into these summer days...I've learned over the years that all work and no play..well...you know the rest. I've also learned I can't say yes to everything.

But how could I say no when my brother invited us to come with his family on his birthday sunset sail on the Hudson River? Jim and I have done it for the past four years, once, sometimes twice a summer. We've given this sail as a gift to our favorite people and take out of town guests with us too. It's becoming a tradition for us--a serene and romantic thing to do in this sometimes very fast busy busy city. While the super friendly crew serves champagne and beer and soft drinks, the guests sit back and enjoy the ride. We sailed by the waterfalls and right under the Statue of Liberty. We a watched beautiful sunset to the west and the most gorgeous big orange August moon come up in the east.

The thought of it has been keeping me going all week.

(I loved Olafur Eliasson's exhibition "Take your Time" at MoMA, an incredible study of perception--get thee there if you the chance! )

18 comments:

please sir said...

Oh my looks like a wonderful time - that water, those clouds!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful - looking at your gorgeous photos made me sigh. Lovely.

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful light. And the shadows on the clouds! Oh summer... I am going to miss you...

quaint handmade said...

oh, that looks incredible - i love your photos!

littlebyRD said...

This looks like so much fun. If I ever visit NY I want to do this!

cindy* said...

what a beautiful evening!

Robin said...

More info please! Am taking the BF to NYC for his B'day on Friday and he would love this!

amy said...

dreamy! i love that last shot of the skylines with the little clouds! so so perfect!

FancyPants-design said...

Wow!! Sounds like an amazing time!!!! I have always wanted to do that!

mary said...

I love, LOVE this! That top picture is fabulous. And that skyline, the sunset...what a perfect little outing.

Mrs.French said...

Gorgeous...I really need to sail sometime. You could not have possibly missed out on this opportunity!

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noble pig said...

Oh this looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this wow!

heidi said...

what a gorgeous sunset sail! Isn't it magical sailing under the bridges??

Camille said...

(sigh) Your posts make me home sick....what a beautiful day well spent.

Alyssa said...

Looked fabulous!! Don't you just love sailing out on the water?? I did a recent post about my summer sailing voyage on Lake Michigan/Chicago skyline! I am dreaming for another outing....

beautiful photos!

Aran said...

this is just too fabulous!!

Project Ecoart said...

Wooooow. Super jealous :) Looks like so much fun. Glad you had a great time!

molly said...

such beautiful photos, deb. and so neat to read, as i had just decided on my second tat: a sailing ship.

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