Sunday, May 17, 2009

New York Harbor Waterbloggers

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
Benjamin Franklin
"Ah that's just drunk talk. Sweet beautiful drunk talk"
Homer Simpson
My memory is a bit foggy. But yesterday afternoon a group of New York Harbor waterbloggers got together at Pier 66 on the west side of Manhattan. In attendance were Barbara from Going Coastal; Karen and Brian from Movable Bridge; Harry and Nancy from Hudson Kayaker; Christina from Bowsprite; and Will from Tugster. Let's just say that I am a little dehydrated this morning. It was a fun afternoon (and evening) and it was great to actually meet and speak with some of my fellow waterbloggers. With the skyline of Manhattan at our backs, we drank beer and watched the activity on the river. Pier 66 is a fantastic piece of waterfront property that includes the Frying Pan lightship and the John J Harvey fireboat. Unfortunately, I learned that my photography skills deteriorate sharply with each pint of beer consumed. The conversation for the first few hours focused mostly on blogging, but it eventually devolved into lowbrow discussions about tattoos, scars, and body hair. Christina from Bowsprite is a riot! I could get in a lot of trouble hanging out with her. I have no idea what time it was when we all left. It was that type of party. YouTube: Show Me The Way To Go Home

9 comments:

Whitemist said...

Sounds fun! I will need to visit these people!

will said...

great post . . . invite me to the next party :) matt . . it was a lot of fun.

matthew houskeeper said...

Whitemist,
You haven't lived until you have partied with a bunch of waterbloggers.

Will,
I most likely won't be able to attend any this summer, but hopefully this fall.

mkreider said...

What a neat outing with a great bunch of folks!

Kristine Shreve said...

It's so cool when bloggers get to meet up in the real world. I hope some of the OBS bloggers get to do that this year.

Canoez said...

Is it just me or is there some serious irony in the fact that the folks over at Going Coastal are now having a Boating Sober poster contest?

Bill said...

Wow, what a great bunch of blogs and bloggers. Bowsprite, Tugster, and Going Coastal are new to me. I can't wait to start reading...

Larry said...

You waterbloggers look like you know how to have fun! That is one funky tattoo.-I didn't realize there were a lot of water bloggers but I guess it makes sense since so many people love the water.

Anonymous said...

Larry,
Like birding, there are a lot of people involved, but you only realize it once you are in the loop.