Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Family Sail Aboard the Pioneer
South Street Seaport Museum hosted an educational sail for families the day before my birthday, and it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate a little early (since Mondays do not lend themselves to outings around here...) What could be better than a day out in New York Harbor, with fantastic views of the skyline, and the rolling of the waves underfoot? I am a sailor's daughter, and I love being on the water.
We motored out from the pier to the trawling grounds off Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the kids helped deploy a net and then pull it in, full of harbor critters.
We saw: a seahorse, fish, crabs, snails and seaweed.
The critters were returned to the deep, and the kids moved on to the next activity: learning about charts and navigation. They also got to take a turn at the wheel.
Then they helped raise sail for our return to port.
They also got to play lookout with binoculars.
What a terrific day!