The Staten Island Ferry Part I
One of the great site seeing trips to take in NYC and it is free. That’s right you heard me correctly, FREE!
So grab a subway down to the bottom of Manhattan Island. You’ll want to get off at the South Ferry stop, the Ferry Terminal will be right in front of you. Okay a half bock away if you want to be picky.
Getting on the boat is a bit of a free for all, but hey it’s FREE.
So, my fiancé and I make our way up to the top third level balcony at the back of the ship. With a big surge the ship is now underway.
1st Leg- To Staten Island
To our great fortune we meet a man who has brought his son along for the ride. It turns out the man was a retired Long Shore Man who had worked at the docks at Red Hook in Brooklyn.
We had the perfect guide who was able to pint out all the various islands and landmarks as we traveled. As well as some interesting history from his years as a long shore man.
The highlight of course was passing so close to The Beautiful Statue of Liberty. Which I hadn’t seen from the Ferry since I was teenager.
More to come…