Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Visit to the Draken Harald Harfagre

The usual September work marathon continues, but I was able to sneak out of work for a couple of hours today to go visit the spectacular Viking visitor in North Cove. What a splendid vessel. Flickr album here, Draken expedition website here. She's going to be out sailing around again tomorrow, then back at North Cove with tours available on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th. Seriously, if you're in NYC and you have time this weekend, go take a look at her, she's stunning, ad hey, if you go on Saturday you could combine that visit with the Submerge NYC Marine Science Festival, which sounds terrific. That would make for such a good day on the waterfront!  

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Dragon, the Star*, and the Lady in the Harbor.

I just had to see these photos next to each other. Hōkūle'a visited us in June and is now heading back our way after a visit to Canada via the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes; Draken Harald Hårfagre just arrived here in NYC, after their own visit to the Great Lakes, on Saturday the 17th. I wish I could've been there when the voyagers met on the Erie Canal!

I'd loved the photo of the Hōkūle'a at the Statue of Liberty that Nāʻālehu Anthony at ʻŌiwi TV took in June, and when Bjoern Kils from the New York Media Boat posted his similar shot from the New York Media Boat, I just had to see the two shots side by side. Visit the NY Media Boat blog for more glorious photos of the arrival. For full details on the Viking longship's visit, through next Sunday, click here.

*Hōkūle'a = "Star of Gladness", the Hawaiian name for Arcturus. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

More Coney Island With Bonus Full Moon

I was back today to do swim support. :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

More Coney Island

As semi-promised in a comment in the Cyclone post, I did get home early enough to run through the rest of my Coney Island pix. Fun seeing how much people were savoring that symbolic last weekend of summer (Old Farmer's Almanac says the Fall equinox is on 9/22, but somehow those weeks after Labor Day don't seem to count) - probably all the more since we'd all expected to spend most of the weekend looking out the windows at the storm. It was a lovely afternoon out there, I was originally planning on just getting some cleaning done as I'd planned when the weather was supposed to be foul on Sunday and Monday, but I didn't think twice about it when I got my friend's text saying he was on his way out to do a little picture-taking and did I want to come along. Heck yeah. And that was a good call, too. Click here for the day's Flickr album

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A request for readers -

Just a request on the off chance anyone wanders back into the archives here - a while back, Google decided to kill Picasa Web and just make it all into Google photos. Links to Blogger were supposed to keep working and that is the case where I uploaded pictures directly to a blog post, but anywhere where I'd linked to a Picasa Web album using the URL, you now get an error message. I don't think people generally look that far back, but on the off chance you ever follow a link in an old post that's supposed to take you to an album, and you get this page instead, could you do me a big favor and leave a comment about that on that post? That would let me find it and fix it.The albums are still available, it's just the links that are broken - this is not a high-priority project for me as this blog is and always has been just for fun, but I will fix them as I find them. Thanks!

The link in the sample actually popped up in my Facebook memories - in 2010 we'd just finished the 4th leg of the 5 Years Around Long Island Trip - link was - now it's".

I should have a "nerd" label for posts like this.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Gah, usual September craziness at work. How about some Cyclone pictures? World famous, Coney Island, etc., etc. Click for better view. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016