We happened upon the best 25 minutes of the day almost by accident. John thought it would be a nice time of day to drive along the road that sneaks under the George Washington Bridge — but the gate was already closed. We were disappointed because the sun was setting and the colors in the cloudy sky were beautiful.
We turned the car around and started to head home. To do so we had to first go a bit north of the bridge to find our turning. I spotted some stairs that looked like they might lead up to a place where we could see the bridge and suggested we park the car and check it out. We had never before explored this side of the bridge.
With our curiosity piqued, we climbed the stairs…
At the end of the wire fencing, we climbed a few more steps and entered a different realm.
The path led to a clearing, and we began to see the bridge tower between the trees. We followed the path to a vantage point.
I wish I had my new camera, but at least I was equipped with my trusty iPhone. The lighting was more beautiful than photos can capture, and the experience of our approach made it all seem magical.
The view upriver was awash in pink.