Friday, August 29, 2014

Kayaking from Kearny to Downtown Newark

Started out at the boat launch in Riverbank Park, Kearny. Paddled to the Amtrak Bridge in downtown Newark and back.
Frank A Vincent Boat Launch (1970!)

Local Wildlife displeased with the new arrival
 


Industry on the Belleville side

Industry on the Belleville Side













Abandoned Railway Bridge, Passaic River, Newark

Newark

Swing Bridge, Newark

Drawbridge, Newark





Heading back North Again, Passaic River, Newark







I sure was


Nearly back!

Massive Counterweight on drawbridge

video video

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kayaking on the Passaic (Lyndhurst - North Arlington - Kearny)

Took the kayak out on the Passaic today (inspired by my cousin Arthur and his fiancée Niamh).

Nice paddle downstream, but had to struggle a bit coming back up, as the tide was going out (I actually struck a rock where the second river enters the Passaic!).

Pylons crossing the Passaic

Route 9 Drawbridge Belleville-Kearny

Matthew Arnold would love this Steeple

Cheesy Grin on the Passaic

Returning to the Pier at Riverside Park

Splais!

At the Rt 9 Drawbridge

Newark in Sight

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