Today, Sarah, Wes and I braved to ride the Beast. It's a half hour tour owned by Circle Line that speeds you along the Hudson River from mid-town to the Statue of Liberty and Back. It was fun. Our captain was MAD DOG - pictured below with his head on the body of a dalmation for no explicable reason. I don't find dalmations that beastly. Our tour guide was some other random guy with a headset that we couldn't hear because we were sitting in the back on the motor. From time to time, if he felt we weren't getting sprayed enough by the East River - we were going about 50 mph - he would spray us with one of several weapons ranging from water balloons to a bevy of super soakers to your garden variety garden hose.
Here we are pulling out of the harbor.
Here are some shots of the city from the water.
The Empire State Building
A view of the financial district before the new Freedom Tower is built.