Hello, Romantics! Happy Thursday!
Today I’ve been daydreaming about summer love and the beginning of my relationship with my hubby. Each birthday with him has been over the top romantic, but I thought this one would be perfect to share with you. There’s still time to make this happen this season, so please steal this idea to make any occasion a romantic one!
The word “nautical” doesn’t normally come to mind when people think of NYC, but we’re surrounded by water! The city offers several ways to take advantage of this perk, but so far, this is my favorite one – a sunset sail around Manhattan.
For my 20th birthday, my boyfriend (now husband) told me to get all dressed up and meet him in Chelsea. He said we were late for dinner reservations and convinced me to literally run up 10th avenue in heels! I was still new to NYC, so when he told me we were lost and should ask for directions, I didn’t question him. We walked into Chelsea Piers at Pier 62, and when I approached the person at the booth to ask for directions, my boyfriend handed the guy tickets! I was so confused at first, and then surprised!
Within minutes we were boarding the beautiful, “Adirondack“. We left the pier just as the sun was starting to set, and went South around lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and back up along the Hudson. The crew came around often with complimentary wine and blankets to warm you up from the ocean breeze. It was the ultimate snuggle scenario.
The views of the city were breathtaking as the sky turned pink and purple. I couldn’t help but take a million pictures. The sail was slow and relaxing, with enough time to really enjoy some quality time with my love. There was plenty of room to be cuddly without feeling uncomfortable, but people close enough to make new friends if you wanted to. We actually went dancing with the couple next to us when we pulled back into the piers!
Since moving to NYC, this is still one of my favorite memories. I hope we get to do it again soon. The season to buy tickets is still open for a few more weeks this year and would be a great way to send off summer. If you end up booking a trip, please, let me know how it is! I love reading your comments.
xoxo *& happy sailing!* – Alexandria