April 2016

Day 49

Wednesday 6th April We left Newark Liberty International Airport somewhat late as the original aeroplane experienced a mechanical failure on Iceland and so a replacement had to be found. At the airport we were able to see how the setting sun illuminated the high buildings of Manhattan. Once under way we followed the old Great …

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Day 48

Tuesday 5th April We are having an easy time on our final day. It is certainly crisp this morning as the jet stream has brought a weather system from the far north of Canada and the Great Lakes which for us here in NYC has produced a very cold, windy at times, but very sunny …

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Day 47

Monday 4th April As the day broke we could just see across the Hudson River and it was raining. On the television however, only tens of miles from here it had been snowing and was below freezing. Our mission today though was to visit The One World Observatory on top of the One World Trade …

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Day 46

Sunday 3rd April We awoke at 8:30 with 60mph winds lashing around the building but clear skies from an Arctic weather system making the views amazing. This morning we went to see how much the southern end of Manhattan Island had changed since our last visit. So much of the riversides has been changed to …

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Day 45

Saturday 2nd April It was a wet morning so we delayed breakfast. Following this we explored the High Line. This is an elevated park and walkway recently opened on the trackbed of the railway that linked all of the docks and wharves along the Hudson River with the processing plants in Lower Manhattan and further …

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Day 44

Friday 1st April Welcome to New York City! We awoke this morning to see from our bedroom window a cruise ship that had moored on the Hudson at the end of West 49th Street. So we went somewhere to avoid the crowds! Just off East 42nd after Grand Central Railway Station and the Chrysler Building …

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