A Stormy Island Excursion

We went to Governors Island for the first time this weekend. Despite the forecast and the gray clouds, we boarded the free ferry from lower Manhattan and rode out to the historic island. The place is very cool – lots of old, brick buildings, tree-lined paths, an art show, and areas to explore. Due to uncertain weather conditions, we practically had the place all to ourselves (though there was a group of people oddly playing croquet).

The island would be a perfect location for a horror movie – old abandoned buildings, former military base. Saturday’s dark weather seemed to fit. We explored an old weapons storage building, which had partially flooded from the rain. The place is complete with mysterious doorways and peeling paint. I kept imagining that the door would close on us and then some sort of mutant recluse would emerge with murderous intentions. But we made it out and were soon hurried onto a ferry by some nervous rangers – they planned to close up the island due to rain (which really wasn’t that bad at the time). I hope to return sometime when the island is free from any tropical storms.

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