Daily News header

Kayaking Makes a Spotlight Around The Big Apple

By

Under a Full Sturgeon Supermoon, Long Island City Community Boathouse kayakers paddled in harmony with shifting Hudson and East River tides to complete the 2014 Overnight Circumnavigation of Manhattan.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge - Daybreak 8/10/14
Photos by David Pambianchi

Coupled with the odyssey of paddling 30 miles under the stars, the endurance challenge offered a unique perspective of the New York City skyline. Miniature red and green, Port and Starboard navigation lights of the Sit-on-top kayaks alert only the keen eye.

"The City that Never Sleeps" went about its business unaware as stealth travelers navigated the silent moonlit waters that added a mystique to the 11 hour traverse. In response to the darkness, bridges seemed to stretch their massive strings-of-pearls across rivers to help light the way.

The collective glow of street lamps and the windows from thousands of New Yorkers also reflected throughout the harbor and its tributaries.

group
The paddlers

Starting from Anable Basin in Queens and paddling along parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Governors Island and the New Jersey shore as well, about 35 LIC Boathouse kayakers (as well as 3 Village Community Boathouse rowboats), stopped for 3 one hour breaks in anticipation of the changing currents, minding an occasional tugboat, barge and ferry.

Whether a sprint through the rough surf rounding the Battery or crossing Hellgate or calmly drifting along the Harlem River and Newtown Creek, ever steadily, they pressed onward. Upon return to Anable Basin, exhausted and wet, they received their reward of coffee and bagels.

GWB
George Washington Bridge

But you don't have to start exploring NYC's hidden wonders via kayak all in one night. LIC Community Boathouse offers day and evening Free Kayaking opportunities for first timers to experts on various weekdays and weekends. So answer that small call to the sea or the urge to try something new, and regularly check out their calender.

David
Day breaking - 2014 Overnight Circumnavigation of Manhattan

Remember, Donations help maintain equipment and keep the program afloat.

Visit David's Website: "Writer's Edge"
http://www.wix.com/davidmtc/writersedge/

kayak group sunrise
2014 Overnight circumnavigation of Manhattan by kayak
Photo: Agnis Michalek

David Pambianchi is a general adventurer, from skydiving, rock climbing and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do to tagging monarch butterflies, acting, and pruning city trees, NYC marathoner, cross U.S. and Europe motorcycle traveler. David freelance writes about a variety of topics that range from chess to boxing. He is also polishing his first novel "Carrots & Apples." See more at David's Web Site: www.wix.com/davidmtc/writersedge/.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Why this happening they want to know? Or in a frustrated tone, they may say: 'Why my company name don't show up as the number# one result when (myself) or employers, google my company's name?'
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.
The Chicago Actors Studio; which has turned out many stars, is discussed here by The Hollywood Sentinel.
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.
Nepalis are pessimistic about a new constitution being completed, and political players are more interested in their own power than getting anything done.
Russian model and actress Ellen Alexander has been named on many lists as Hollywood's Sexiest new Rising Star. This is an exclusive interview with the actress and fashion model who is taking the entertainment industry by storm.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site