The Statue of Liberty is more than just symbolic. Majestic, at a minimum, it was emotional to get up close and personal with buddy boats Vagabond and Meanders, while dodging a steady stream of commuter ferries and commercial marine traffic!
Lady Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the US, in 1886. The unique copper statue is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. For lots of fun facts about the magnificent greek goddess, including the story of the first ticker-tape parade and dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland click here.
Great Loop Bucket List Item 2 – anchor out behind the Statue of Liberty. Check!
Did you know you can actually drop an anchor behind the statue? Vagabond, Meanders and a small handful of private boats spent a magical night protected by Lady Liberty.
New York Harbor
Even on a cloudy day, the view of New York from the water was magnificent.
We were amazed by the magnificence of the natural cliffs. Surrounded by bedrock and mature trees, it was definitely not a flood zone.
Connecting with North Pacific friends
Thanks Pam & Rick Bunting (they also own a North Pacific). Rick B. commissioned Exhale a little more than 2 years ago, handling all the final mechanical and engineering details to get her up and running smoothly. He is a true guru. It was a sincere pleasure to see you guys in Half Moon Bay! The sushi dinner was yummy, too.
Also known as Looper Ville, Half Moon Bay was gorgeous.
A big congrats to Penny and Mats Persson, Vagabond, who are celebrating the citizenship of their son in Philly. Let Freedom Ring!
And a warm hello to my little sister Frances and her boyfriend Michael, on holiday in France. Finny, please tell your new friends thanks for the sweet copper statue!
Welcome back #8. You win a special award for packing light. It was a lot of fun attempting to unravel the mystery of whether it was you, or #7, joining us. We look forward to Hazel showing up in the future!
Details about our adventures at the CIA and the Roosevelt home in the next post.
The looper parade is heading up the Hudson River. Guests on Board – Donna and Dave 🙂