Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
Impossible to imagine what it was like for you that day, although this captures it very well.
Wow! Bonnie, that is quite some story. The video of the Boatlift, getting people off of Manhattan, is the one I turn to to get the true feel of the heroism of all New Yorkers among the chaos
Thanks, Risa. I wrote that while I was still in something of state of shock and I think the retelling may have been better that way. I never really try to rewrite something because I don't think I could do any better. If anyone reading this hasn't seen the Boatlift video Tweezerman refers to - it's excellent, please do. I think that the fact that I was able to play even a small role in that huge effort to help people made all the difference in how I came out of the day. "Heroes of 9/11" has became shorthand for the police officers and firefighters who did give so much that day - but there were a whole lot of heroes who weren't in uniform that day, too.
In fact I just put that up as its own post. That's a good story from a very bad day, it's good to share it.
Bonnie that is a hugely moving letter.
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