Kayaking in NYC

Monday, June 25, 2012

This past weekend was such an eventful one full of summer activities and friends' birthdays!

Today is my boyfriend (Andres)'s birthday -- and this past Saturday I took him kayaking at Pier 66 here in NYC. It's with the Manhattan Kayak Company and they offer various groups - based on experience, length of time, etc. I made a reservation for "Fun In the Sun", which was for beginners, lasting about an hour or two.
 

We never went kayaking before, but we had an amazing experience! We requested a two-person kayak, which was a bit difficult getting started (we were the slowpokes of the group), but after awhile we got the hang of it and then we were waiting for others to catch up.

If there wasn't a risk of getting wet, I would have taken photos of the beautiful views from the water -- we paddled south and we could see the Statue of Liberty from afar. The weather was absolutely amazing and it was all worth feeling sore the next morning.

Yesterday, I celebrated my friend Freida's birthday at her house with an intimate barbeque with family and close friends. Her family fed us so much, I'm still feeling full -- we enjoyed beef kebabs, salads, fruit, bread, drinks, nuts, tea, and cake. Oh yes, and candy (with all the kids running around).

Tonight, we're celebrating Andres's birthday again with his family. Whew! Definitely look forward to relaxing tomorrow :)

How was your weekend?

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49 comments :

Alex Elizabeth said...

That's so cool! I've never been boating of any kind in New York... maybe I'll get to Central Park sometime this summer, I've always wanted to do that!

Sherin said...

Kayaking sounds like so much fun! I went ages ago, as a kid, but would love to go again.

jamie-lee said...

That must have been so much fun! I wanted to kayak down the Hudson when I was in NYC but just never found the time :)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

How fun! I have never been kajaking. Weren't you afraid to end up with your head in the water and your legs stuck in the kajak? That's the only thing stopping me :-)

sbl said...

omg how fun!!!! this is so cool, now i want to try sometime! xO!
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bleufountain said...

Your weekend was great :) I spent mine with bike :))

Sootjeelina said...

Nice pictures!

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Lina | foto ♥ said...

Reply; Thank you so much!

Simone said...

I've never been kayaking, but now I'm thinking about going too ;)

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Sandy a la Mode said...

awww great pics! looks like it was a lot of fun!

The Jones said...

Audrey, this looks like terrific fun! I've always wanted to go kayaking...what a neat adventure, and it sure looks like you had a blast :)

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two birds said...

wow, that's a lot of birthdays!! what a fun weekend, though. i have never kayaked before, but it looks so fun!

janettaylor said...

Oh, FUN! :)


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gotta love birthdays and summer outings. Happy birthday to Andres and have fun!

xoxo,
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Ann said...

You are a lovely couple.

Haven't tried kayaking yet,
I'm afraid it would overturn
but looks like so much fun.

Ice Pandora said...

Happy birthday to your boyfriend!
What a cute couple c:

xx

VintageDanielle said...

I love kayaking, it's so relaxing and peaceful. I try to go often in the summertime. Hope you get to relax today!

Adam said...

I always wanted to try kayaking. But I'm afraid I'll be that one guy who'll flip it over, and I've never had much great times underwater

SG Angela said...

always wanted to try kayaking.

erica marie said...

sounds like a great weekend! such a fun thing to do for a birthday celebration.

xo erica

Judy said...

this looks like so much fun! i can't wait to go back to nyc in summertime!
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the chilicool said...

What a lovely couple! Sounds like an amazing we :)

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

For some reason, kayaking is not something I think about people doing in NYC, but I suppose it works! I haven't kayaked in years.

Jessica Cai said...

looks like so much fun! i went kayaking in jamaica and definitely got wet, otherwise i would've loved to take pictures too! we should invest in waterproof cameras :) haha

-Jess

Jayme and Mendi said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!! Kayaking in NYC sounds so fun!!

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Juneli said...

Kayaking in NYC? Sounds so interesting! I've lived in the city for an year but never did that!! Must try it out in my next visit! Ohhhhhhh, there's already so much to do in NYC and now you get to do kayaking too!! Unbelievable! Lucky you!
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hautepinkpretty said...

How exciting!!! You're so adventurous :D Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

Bonnie said...

Girl, you're a bad-ass. I have never been kayaking - mainly because I couldn't swim to save my life. Literally.

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Blond Duck said...

Yours was more fun--I took care of a sick hubby!

yummychunklet said...

Kayaking is pretty fun!

hello, Friday said...

Kayaking is on my summer to-do list. xoxo
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Hazel said...

i miss kayaking!! :) lovely photos!

Dressing Up For Me said...

I´ve always wanted to try kayaking! Loving your neon necklace and happy birthday to your boyfriend. :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

I´ve always wanted to try kayaking! Loving your neon yellow necklace and happy birthday to your boyfriend. :)

Sofie said...

great pics, looks so much fun! ♥

fluff and fripperies said...

That sounds so fun - although if my previous kayaking experience is anything to by I would have ended up in the water!

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Mica said...

looks like a fun weekend! Hope your boyfriend has a very happy birthday!

becks said...

looks like a great time!

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Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

Wow it seems fun but I'm not brave enough to try even once

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The Chic Sheet said...

What a fun day!


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ZoƩ said...

Lovely photos!

Paulina said...

So nice post:)

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Looks like an amazing time!!

ijinku said...

looks so fun! I have no excuse-I have a lagoon right behind me and I look out and see Kayakers all the time. I gotta invest in one soon!

Robots in Trouble said...

D: lucky! i sooo wanna do that! cept im a little afraid of the ocean O_O is that weird?!

Rostrose said...

Hi - I loved this post of your eventful Weekend! Happy belated birthday-wishes to your boyfriend and Freida!!!
Sorry that I write you only now. I was very busy, because of our wonderful little bloggers-picnic that I organized with my friend Elizabeth: o) The pictures of our meeting you can see here:
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xox Traude
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katherine said...

looks like so much fun!!

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