Right of Way – In The Summertime

A beginner’s guide to who has the right of way on the waterways.

This educational (?) post contains 10 images. Click on for more details. 

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1.) The sailboat on the right HAD the right of way, but somebody here didn’t care!
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2.) Hand powered vessels have the right of way, unless…
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3.) … a bigger boat doesn’t see it that same way
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4.) Sailboats, and the remains thereof, have the right of way.
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Ditto, against 10,000 ton barge.
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6.) “Norwegian Breakaway” has right of way to breakaway sailboats who think they have right of way.
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7.) Refer to Number 6, above.
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8.) Naked, or near naked women have right of way under all circumstances.
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9.) See No. 8 above –  for passing paddle boarders. Caution should be observed.
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Captains with the most beer have the right of way, or so they believe.

Images 1-8, Hudson River, NY Harbor, 8/9/15

Images 9-10, Barnegat Bay N.J. 8/16/15

No offense is meant by these fun images, only educational enlightenment.

Hope you are having a safe and happy summer. As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome M 🙂

NYC’s Radio City Music Hall – The Best of the Best

This Post contains six images, all captured last night, April 18th, 2015

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Jeanne and I had not been to this iconic 6000 seat theater in a while, but with the first clear, warm night of the season, we took the ferry across the Hudson, and enjoyed a remarkable “New York Spring Spectacular.”

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The Rockerfeller Center, Radio City Music Hall is known for their precision and awesome dance troupe, the “Rockettes.” They… are backed by the best of the best orchestras, settings, special effects, technical wizardry and talent one could ever experience. 

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Additionally, this production starred Derek Hough (left)and Laura Benanti (right) along with a steller supporting cast.

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A sampling of the staging was this dance number, “Singing in the Rain” during which a torrential rain storm, complete with lightning and thunder, inundated the stage and actors.

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Of course, no Radio City Music Spectacular would be complete without the high stepping Rockettes.

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And, after the show, the Manhattan skyline from the ferry was the nightcap.

If you get a chance to visit NYC, you’ve got to see the Best of the Best, as found here, and in countless other productions on Broadway. We love it! 

Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC – Twenty Years Ago Today

Lacking an idea for a subject, (sharing every week or two is my usual routine,) I arbitrarily looked into my archives for today’s date and ultimately came across the following – on March 27th, 1995.  

This post contains eight photos.

Short on time? just scroll down and click on the images….and as usual, comments are always welcome. 

80.097             3-27-95   Brooklyn Bridge and Woolworth Building
From the Brooklyn side, looking back at the Woolworth Building on the left, once the tallest building in NYC.

My career had me working “on the road” that day at the NY Post Production plant in Manhattan, then located just north of the bridge. After, I took advantage of the beautiful day and walked across the iconic structure.

80.103     3-27-95     Intricate Brooklyn Bridge cables
From this vantage among the web like cables, the Twin Towers stand to the left, doomed to fall 6 1/2 years later on 9/11/11
80.110     3-27-05   Brooklyn Bridge webbing north side
On my Canon Rebel (film) SLR, I used a polarizing filter to bring up the contrast a bit, as these intricate patterns were awesome against the clear blue skies.
80.109.1  3-27-95   Main cable, Brooklyn Bridge
There are four primary cables stretched over the two towers. I love the simple but obviously adequate design of the drop cable’s attachments, shown here. 

Just imagine the forces (weight) sustained by these components!

80.090.1          3-27-95   Manhatten and brooklyn Bridges
In this close up view of a load cable and crossing “stabilizing” cable, the Manhattan Bridge is seen beyond,  completed in 1909, 25 years after the Brooklyn Bridge.
80.091.1          3-27-95  WTC from Brooklyn Bridge
With the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in the background, various “working lines” of the Brooklyn Bridge steadfastly remain taut after 104 years at the time of this photo – 129 years today.
80.087.1         3-27-95   Lamp and Woolworth from BB
Opened to the public in 1913, the Woolworth Building stands about 3 times taller, seen here with one of the bridge’s lampposts in the foreground.

80.082            3-27-95     Brooklyn Bridge Plaque

After completing this walk, I explored the City Hall Building just off the Manhattan side of the bridge, finding easy access to the rotunda on top with its awesome view of lower Manhattan. 

Thanks as usual for viewing. M 🙂