Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Views From Our Backyard
The adventure begins. It's moving day and some 12 hours after we started we are in. There are boxes aplenty everywhere but we are now sitting on the balcony during the evening. We've moved from the Princeton, NJ area to the Port Monmouth, NJ area.
Our back yard is a dune and beyond that is the New York Harbor. One of the striking features of we can plainly see across the water is the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Pardon me for not taking this photo, but my camera equipment is buried in the piles of boxes somewhere. This is the view from our balcony.
Giovanni da Verrazano (c.1480–1527) was an Italian navigator in the service of France. He was the first European to enter New York Bay in 1524. The bridge itself is the 2nd longest suspension bridge in the world. It spans "The Narrows" that separate upper NY Harbor from the Gateway and connects Staten Island from Brooklyn.
Fun fact: Rita and I once bicycled across the bridge!