But this is New London, baby.
And on Labor Day we decided to take ourselves out for a canoe ride -- Urban Style.
We put in under the Big, Bad Gold Star Bridge.
Steel and grey and girders . . . and a bright sundress.
We also paddled by the U.S. Naval Ship Zeus (T-ARC 7), but at that point we were too busy trying to dodge ferries and deal with the chop and not, you know, get sucked into the Zeus' portals or intake valves, or propellers -- does the Zeus have propellers? -- to take the time to take a photo.
The Day ran a photo of our girl on Wednesday, though:
|The USS Zeus? Oh, she's big.|
We passed through the open train bridge, into Shaw's Cove . . .
hours of music and beer and delicious seafood.
When we told the peeps we'd canoed there -- and we told everyone, believe you me -- they asked, "You came on a canoe? Cool! Do you kayak?" To which we replied, "Can you bring a cooler of beer on a kayak*?!"
(*No. No you cannot.)
. . . but not before waving to the band . . .
|Hair by Jennie|
Ooh, a red boat. Pretty!