On my recent trip to New York, I embarked on the Circle Line cruise tour, with my colleagues.
The tour started from Pier 83, which was located at West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan.
Circle line tours are quite popular as we could see tourists from all over the world flocked together on the cruise to get a glimpse of NYC, Manhattan and Brooklyn downtown in the summer afternoon. On top of it one gets to see the famous attractions like World Trade Center, New Empire State Building and of course, the most sought-after woman in the USA - Statue of Liberty. What more could you ask for?
So the hour-long trip started at around 4.30 pm in a beautiful sunny afternoon in May. The weather was pleasant with just a little hint of cold and the sun was not too bright - a perfect combination to click some good landscape photos.
The tour was specifically designed to quench the thirst of the hardcore tourist souls. Through the Hudson river, the cruise went on to pass by the famous architectures and provided enough time for all to be enthralled and click a piece of memory to take back. It also circled around the Liberty Island and went underneath the numerous over-the-water bridges in New York, Manhattan and Brooklyn area - most popular one being the Brooklyn Bridge obviously. For the ones attentive to minute details, a live commentary was arranged by the cruise authorities to present the historical facts and figures.
It was a lazy afternoon, to be indulged into all sorts of activities, of which sailing and fishing were the prominent ones that I could notice. People were in no hurry, as they seemed to have left behind all their worries. Even the Seagulls seemed to be too relaxed. Undoubtedly an ambiance to soak in and enjoy.
The breath of fresh air, clubbed with a pint of beer was truly invigorating and probably many of us longed for the tour to not end soon, but all the good things do unfortunately.
And so did the tour.
But happy and content enough, we proceeded for our next event of the evening, the team dinner, but that's for another post.