Memorial Day Row to Red Hook

Paul Caviano , Coxswain and Trip Leader and Crew

On Memorial Day, May 27th four gigs and Joe Fung in the Wherry launched from Pier 40 at 10:00 AM riding the ebb south to the Battery. The flotilla passed to the north and east of Governors Island traversing Buttermilk Channel and then around the bend to Valentino Pier in Red Hook.

The crews spent a couple of hours exploring Red Hook – Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Swedish meatballs at Ikea and Hometown BBQ. The rowers came close to a mutiny when they heard that Steve’s Key Lime Pie was closed. Fortunately, that was a false rumor. A headwind made the row north a bit of a challenge but all arrived safely back at Pier 40.

Special thanks to Paul for doing such a great job coordinating and bringing along his Dragon Boat buddies.

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