And Here's Where All The Trouble Started.
And here on the other side of the driving range, we have the Surfside III Marina at Chelsea Piers and a large & relatively sheltered embayment
This may look pretty nondescript to you - but this is where I took my first kayak lesson ever - that was in, lemme see, June of 1998.
And it all went downhill from there. The next year I was one of 5 partner in Manhattan Kayak Company, where I'd taken my first lesson - the founder had had a falling-out with the Chelsea Piers management, and the company had moved to the barge, and Chelsea Piers had shipped in H2Outfitters (an outfitter from Maine) to run THEIR kayak program. H2Outfitters lasted exactly one season in Manhattan (good paddlers but, well, Manhattan's a tough place for a bunch of nice kids from Maine), then they hired MKC and we took over their kayak program again as subcontractors, rather than tenants (giving MKC a lot more flexibility to run our programs our way), so I ended up teaching a lot of classes in here myself, eventually.
Enough with the reminiscing - time to hele on.