Petey took a break from looking at photos of his latest photo shoot (check out Petey in the black and white and the color sections, eating ice cream!) to join me for a walk along the Hudson River to see OpSail -- a parade of tall ships from across the globe plus naval ships in town for Fleet Week.
Stopped for some breakfast-to-go and met this little Foxy pup. I swear Petey thinks every Foxy he sees is Asta and is always a little disappointed when he realizes it's not her. But this puppy was very sweet!
I always love imagining what New York must have been like in the days of sailing ships.
And I loved the juxtaposition of these classic sailing ships against the modern skyline of Jersey City.
Can you see the Statue of Liberty through the haze, welcoming international visitors to New York?
Those are sailors standing along the spars of the masts as they came up the river.
The sky was quite mysterious. Loved this shot through the Richard Meier buildings.
There was a break in the parade between the Tall Ships and the Naval ships, so Petey insisted we go on down to the dog run in the park. Unfortunately, it was being cleaned so we couldn't go in.
We did spy these pretty roses growing among some blue spruce trees.
We watched the ships pass by from the end of the pier, out by that white pavillion.
I love this quote: "I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears."
The Coast Guard training ship, the USS Eagle, was far off when I took this so I had to blow up the photo a lot. But I love how it looks like a painting.
I thought it must have been very powerful for the sailors on Navy ships to pass by the Statue of Liberty and the new World Trade Center building. The sailors were lined up at attention along the decks.
"New York, New York! It's a helluva town!"