I thought that boating season was pretty much over for the Winter.
But there was such a warm and sunny day in January..
I decided to take a short trip with Anthony Lepore down the Harlem River.
He has a friend who works for the New York Restoration Project in Swindler's Cove.
They turned this whole area that used to be sort of a dump,
into a place where people can learn about the Harlem River Estuary.
As we paddle out, we have to dodge a few motors that seem to have escaped the clean-up.
Coming out of the cove, we pick up the current going down the Harlem.
January 7th, 2007. It must be over 60 F.
No one in sight at the Flotilla 51 Yacht club.
In fact no one seems to be out anywhere.
Once again I am struck by how how quiet and remote it feels to be out on the water.
Just a few miles from Times Square.
We decide to get out and take a look around.
Someone is feeding birds under the old Croton Aqueduct.
Back in the boat, Anthony told me about his upcoming trip to New Zealand.
He will be meeting two friends to Kayak around some of the small unpopulated islands.
And taking photographs at the National Zoo.
We land a little South of Swindler's Cove.
The weather is so warm, it almost seems like Spring.
It looks like the trees think so too.