Get your towels ready, it’s about to go down.
Welcome to part 2 of the three part series, Baltimore -> Boat -> Big Apple, and perhaps my favorite part of the series. My drive home from my brief summer time excursion in Baltimore did not end in a suburban house in New Haven. No, it ended up in a marina parking lot. The second part of my summer would begin on the water, stopping at home only to drop off some boxes from the trunk of my car.
As can be seen from this post from last year, boating is a big part of my life. If it were up to me, I’d bring it down to the Inner Harbor during the school year and live there instead of a dorm. But, alas, that option isn’t exactly in the cards (not to mention, who knows what kind of radio active Inner Harbor monsters live there).
What makes this part of my summer so special? Well, what not many people realize is that no, we’re not out in the middle of the ocean. No, there are no sails. And no, I don’t need to swim there. My car is a whopping 30 feet away, up a slightly inclined ramp from the dock, and my house is another 20 minute drive from there. Essentially, it is like a piece of my house was cut off and is floating in a harbor 20 minutes away.
It is a difficult thing to describe in a blog post, and the reasons I’m so attached to the water are even harder to describe. Ever watched Shark Week on a boat? There is nothing better. Unless there is Chipotle involved.
As weird as it is to say, it is a bit of an adjustment not being on the water often this summer. I’ve got a few weeks in the beginning, and another week and change in the end of the summer, but other than that being in Manhattan is becoming an adjustment. With the awesome water view from my office, though, I never feel too far away.
Stay tuned for part 3!
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P.s. sorry for the brevity of this post, things have been pretty busy here, but that’s why it is a three part post, isn’t it?