The sailboat ride on the Hudson River was a new experience for all of us!
The captain was very laid back and let the kids and John steer the boat for most of the trip. He really had to, because he needed to tend to the sails once we got out of the channel.
John did a great job maneuvering through some choppy water from freighters, big tour boats going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and two rocket boats doing 360s and creating huge wakes!
Grace has a fascination with the Statue of Liberty (she used to call it the "lady in the water" and the "Statue of Liverly"). I am glad she got a chance to see it this close so early in her life. I am sure it will be the first of many times!
The kids and I liked it on top of the boat near the sails. Shelly, the captain, said that is the most stable place. I don't know about that....at one point the boat was tipped on its side and our feet were getting wet from the water that seemed to be just inches away!