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 morning. To the northeast of us there has been more snow and lower temperatures. The weather system is known as a Spring Clipper though clipper ships never operated from Lake Superior.

We spent the morning walking from Columbus Circle around Central Park.

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It is an amazing resource as the sound of the city disappears. The colours of spring take over. Birds and squirrels are very close to you and it is easy to see why many films have used this location. In the centre is The Dairy, which, in the 19th century became a source of fresh milk and snacks for children and a place to enjoy the cooling breezes from the nearby pond.

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