Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sailing on the Pioneer at the South Street Seaport Museum

This weekend, R. and I were lucky enough to take a sail on the Pioneer, an 1885 schooner that was originally designed to carry sand to iron foundries. The boat is beautiful, seats 44 passengers, and is run by a passionate and knowledgable group of volunteers. When we went out on Friday night, we had the perfect weather for a sunset sail: warm and sunny with a cool breeze.

The seaport district is, despite being a little touristy, a spot I really love in New York, with a lot of history and some lovely old buildings. They were hosting a movie night when we walked past, with beach chairs set up for anyone who felt like watching, which seemed like fun. But we had bigger fish to fry, and headed on to Pier 16.

 The sail was a real highlight for me, with spectacular views of the skyline, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. I also really loved seeing the other boats in the harbor, from other historic boats to yachts and the Staten Island Ferry. I feel like this summer, I've gotten a lot better about spending some time on the water, and it's made all the difference. It was great to spend some time out on the harbor with my coworkers and Roger, and it was a great way to celebrate our 11th anniversary, which fell on Saturday this year.

This sail was relaxing and fun, and definitely a new way to look at New York City. I would definitely recommend booking a sail for yourself this summer if you're around!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! What a way to see the sights, you had a beautiful evening for it too!