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Sometimes serendipity smiles on me.  Like yesterday.  I’d left quite early for an event and saw this red dot on the horizon.  If I hadn’t seen the vessel before, I might have thought it a phantasm.  But four-plus years ago, I’d even gotten a tour of WLV-612 . . . a vessel so exquisite inside now you have to take your shoes off, not for security but just because the floors  . . . are gorgeous.

 

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This is the Norton Point Light . . . technically the Coney Island Light at Norton Point.  Vessel in the distance is Rotterdam Express.

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Not a rock and a hard place . . . but a bridge and a parachute jump . . . .

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As if on someone’s invisible cue, the sun broke through overcast sky for about 30 seconds just

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before she passed under the VZ Bridge and

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crossed paths with Mediterranean Sea heading out to pick up a barge.

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To repeat myself . . . if I hadn’t known Nantucket was spending winter in the sixth boro doing events, I might have questioned my perception or sanity, but

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knowing that she’s around still did not diminish

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the sheer joy I felt seeing her.  My afternoon definitely picked up after this.   Is that Pati R. Moran?

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  And truth be told, seeing this reminded me of a song I loved as a youth growing up in what today would be called an fundamentalist immigrant place.  Tennesee Ernie Ford version and church version.

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