The next day I was in Prospect Park for the Battle of Brooklyn 10M/Relay, presented by Jack Rabbit Sports. In addition to a T-shirt and, in some case, tricorn hats, the volunteers were offered store credits with Jack Rabbits Sports. Good way for the runners to support their destructive addiction, I think. Just kidding! I was at Water Station 1 and found some time to squeeze in a couple of photos. The highlight of the event was when I was picking up discarded paper cups during a lull, a woman passed by and asked if I am Qaptain Qwerty and that she liked my pictures. Since I haven't drawn that many cartoons lately, I suppose she meant the photos. Or maybe the GPS arts. Whatever the case, it was nice that my cyberspace name got matched to the meat-space person.
It was a busy weekend! After supporting the two races back-to-back, I had the pleasure of playing tourist in Red Hook. I was afraid that Fairway's parking lot would be too crowded but luckily I happened to see the overflow lot and found a spot. I only visited Fairway for the deli and outdoor grill. We enjoyed our food under an overcast sky that did turn into a drizzle, even a light rain, but luckily nothing more. In my last visit to the area, I thought the waterfront ended with Fairway, but this time I chanced upon an entrance to the waterfront beyond Fairway's overflow parking lot. It didn't go too much further, but the view was still nice. I wanted to visit that famous key lime pie place but didn't know where it was. Luckily, as I purposely avoided getting back to Van Brunt Street, the main artery of Red Hook, just to wander a bit, I saw signs that led me right the place. I have a sweet tooth but also love cold desserts. I found Steve's Key Lime Pie delicious! After the treat, we walked a bit in nearby Valentino Park and Pier. Another gorgeous view of Statue of Liberty, even if she comes out small in photos!
|Kayakers in Red Hook, Valentino Park's cove, with Statue of Liberty in the background.|
|I love public art!|
|Corn on the Internet!|
|Key lime pie the authentic stuff from Steve's, yummy!|
|Lovely buildings, quaint beach...|