The real star of yesterday, though, was seeing replicas of the Nina and Pinta on the Newburgh waterfront.
I've mentioned before that I have some sort of connection to old sailing ships. I don't know why, because I've never been on a boat while it was moving. In fact, these two and the moored Mayflower replica are the only ones I've ever been on in my life. Just walking the pier to get out to these yesterday was a challenge for me...in this case, mentally, and not physically. But I did OK. By the end I was feeling pretty secure walking around on the pier actually. Even being on the boats themselves did not bother me- although when one larger boat went by on the river and made it rock with the waves I did have to hold on, but that was only briefly.
It turned out to be a lot of fun...and of course I ended up taking a bunch of pictures, some of which I'll show here now:
Lastly, here's a picture of me taken on the Pinta.
Thanks for reading! It was a great day and very enjoyable. You can see all the photos I took on my website HERE.