Friday, August 15, 2008

Skywatch

We sped down the river toward the Statue of Liberty, with music pounding and river water spraying the passengers on the outside of the speedboat and drenching those sitting in the back. We had judiciously decided to split up and sit midship on the aisle. (We were going to a show that night and did not want to be drenched all day.) The front of the boat bounced and rocked against the wakes of the other river traffic. We waved at the people on sailboats, Circle Line tour boats and ferries. Everyone was laughing, singing and pointing out the buildings of one of the most famous skylines in the world. It was a hoot. As we approached the Statue of Liberty the captain slowed the boat to talk about the statue's history; stopping in front so we could take pictures. It is a beautiful statue that we, or rather, I take for granted. If you get to the City, go out on the Beast. It is totally fun.

10 comments:

Dirk said...

A beast or a boat? Nice picture from the most important statue of the US.

kjpweb said...

Pretty cool! Both the Beast and of course Lady Liberty!
Great SWF!
Cheers, Klaus

Angie said...

Two great photos,the Statue of Liberty looks so impressive and I love the boat.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice picture of the lady and the boat. I like them both.

Abraham

fishing guy said...

Bevson: That is a wonderful picture of the statue of Liberty, nicely done for SWF.

~~Randi~~ said...

Nice picture of the famous statue - and the scary boat:) Have a good weekend:)

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful and patriotic sky. My pictures are of a mackerel sky before the storm. I invite you to come see. - Margy

Kelly said...

Very patriotic and lovely view! I'm very impressed with your stunning photography! Great job!

deejbrown said...

I gotta do this....

Louise said...

There could be no bad sky picture with the beautiful Lady Liberty in front of it. The shark is pretty cool, too!