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Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

A Note on Some of the Images
this Posting of LPR

November 5, 2020 --

October 15 was a bright sunny day and LPR thought it would be perfect for a ferry trip to Rockaway Beach.  Included here are images of the trips to and from Rockaway by ferry including images of lower Manhattan, the Verrazano Bridge and the Marine Parkway Bridge. 

Staten Island tower of Verrazano Bridge


Heading to Verrazano Bridge and Rockaway


Approaching the Marine Parkway Bridge


Marine Parkway Bridge from the Rockaway Ferry heading back to Manhattan


Coney Island from Rockaway Ferry


Brooklyn Heights from ferry to Rockaway


Lower Manhattan en route to Manhattan


LPR went up to the exposed top deck for the trip.  As the images of huddled passengers show, this was not a trip like a summer's day voyage to Rockaway. The ferry created a stiff breeze that chilled those brave enough to stay on top, and not travel in the cabin below.


Two huddled passengers on Rockaway Ferry


One wind-whipped passenger en route to Rockaway


Not many passengers mid-day after summer


The few passengers on top deck

In spite of the sun, the breeze on the beach was no less chilling than the breeze on the ferry; it even stirred up the sand at times as if to signal the oncoming of a sandstorm.  LPR endured beach conditions for 40 minutes, at which point LPR realized that this would not be a day for summertime basking, walking to the Rockaway ferry dock for the voyage back to Manhattan. 


LPR shadow on empty beach, October 15


Surf October 15 at Rockaway


Sandy path to beach at Beach 108 Street


The ferry dock in Rockaway


Ferry approaching Rockaway dock at Beach 108 Street


Coming next spring: a park ABOVE the Hudson


Statue of Liberty from afar


Seagate Save


Seagull sentinel at Pier 11 East River at Wall Street


Manhattan Skyline


Approaching lower Manhattan


Heading back to Manhattan