San Diego: A Virtual Great Saunter Tour

Exploring San Diego on foot, was a completely new experience from my usual drive through the area.   Starting with a night walk, I toured the downtown area, from the Star of India clipper ship to Petco Park through the lively Gaslamp district,  with visitors packing the sidewalk  tables of all ...

2021-10-23T22:08:29+00:00October 23, 2021|Hike Report, Virtual Great Saunter|

An Explosion of Street Art

I’ve always had an interest in street art, which may have been sparked from my time working in the advertising industry. Back in the day, large scale murals as displayed on billboards were hand painted, rather than digitally created, printed & applied as many are today. They were true works ...

2021-10-15T02:37:18+00:00October 1, 2021|Hike Report|

Interview with Hike Leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein

Interview with Shorewalkers’ Hike Leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein (by Christine Yost, June 2021) “An intriguing and surprising tour,” I found myself thinking as I continued along with Shorewalkers’ hike leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein on her recent “Murals of Spanish Harlem” walk. At the start, Brigitte provided an overview of the streets ...

2021-09-27T12:29:17+00:00May 20, 2021|Articles, Hike Report|

The Great Saunter a Virtual Tour

While there is no substitute for getting out of our homes and taking up the challenging Great Saunter, author, Shorewalker member, and Saunterer, Emmet Freedman of the writing project (link below) describes his Great Saunter virtual tour: https://www.efwritingproject.com/the-great-saunter You make your way to lower Manhattan far earlier than you are ...

2021-08-08T15:15:01+00:00April 20, 2020|Articles, Great Saunter|

City on the Edge of Forever

Hike Report: City on the Edge of Forever To celebrate the 55th anniversary of New York City’s Landmark Preservation Law the 15 participants were brought into New York of the past in this 5-mile walk.  Three types of sites were visited:  1.  At the community level are the former sites of ...

2021-07-25T16:22:36+00:00March 15, 2020|Articles, Hike Report|

Remembering Liam Gillespie

I have a friend named Liam. I met him on my first hike with Shorewalkers, an 18 mile hike up the Long Path, starting with a walk over the George Washington Bridge and ending in Piermont, NY.  He and I hit it off, as we both tend to hike at ...

2021-10-24T12:27:07+00:00November 18, 2019|Articles|

The Sisyphus Stone

  Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_SpwUs7b9U&t=9s One of the joys of walking or biking on this Island of Manhattan is coming across art in unexpected places.  Just south of the George Washington Bridge, built in the river are stones stacked precariously on top of one another, each in the shape of a human ...

2021-11-25T11:34:25+00:00November 6, 2018|Articles|
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