Turns out that even in the city I can indulge in my love of water sports. The LIC Community Boathouse, sponsored by Parks and Recreation and donations from loving community members, offers free kayak trips up the East River and to Hellgate. I spent an awesome Sunday morning with fellow Queens residents, enjoying the skyline from an unorthodox point of view. Then I sloshed back to my apartment looking sort of ridiculous in my soaked sun dress and backpack (but not before a stop at Güllüoglu Baklava!).
Special thanks to Zsuzsanna for the pictures!