France Tour 2015

New York - 2015
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This is part 3 of the story of our trip, this part is to New York, USA  in May of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This is Day 2 of our trip to New York.

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17-May-2015
 
We woke up to a foggy start to the day.  It was a day to jump on the All Loops Hop on Hop Off Double Decker tourist bus for the day. Starting early we decided to walk to the Grayline Office to cash in our coupons for real tickets.  We headed to Central Park and turned to go towards 8th Avenue.  While still early lots of people were enjoying the park.  It was an easy walk to 8th Avenue and the Gray line office.  Jumping on a bus we went towards Castle Clinton in Battery Park.   We planned a trip to see the Statue of Liberty from here but the queues were quite long and the next boat was a fair time away so we went for a walk along the waterfront.  We soon hit the Brooklyn Bridge so as the day was nice we decided to walk to the other side and try to pick up the bus there.  Being Sunday lots of locals and tourists were doing the same.  Great views from the bridge.  On the other side we had no luck with where we could catch the bus,  locals tried to help and suggested the subway, which in hindsight we should have done, but we walked back over the bridge back to the wharf where we could catch the tourist boat again.  The crowds were still large but we joined in anyway and soon we headed off across the bay to see the Statue of Liberty.  It was a day with reasonable haze about, but the sights were interesting.  As it was getting late, only one more boat after this one, we decided to not get off an explore the island but stayed on till we got back to Battery Park.  Here we got on a Hop on Bus again and headed to 8th Avenue. We decided on doing a night tour through Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Unfortunately it gets dark late in May in New York so we had to settle for a dusk tour. 

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Foggy start again today.   A walk along side Central Park.
     
     
     
    On the Hop On bus
Fifth Avenue.    
  One World Trade Centre  
  Battery Point.  
     
  Under the Brooklyn Bridge.  
    Starting to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
     
     
     
    On the Hop On boat tour.
  Statue of Liberty  
Taxi boat dives through.    
Another Hop On tourist boat arrives as we leave.   City skyline from the boat.
     
    On the Hop On  Night Tour bus.
  Going past Little Italy Past Chinatown
  So many water tanks The New York Skyline.
     
     
    Walking home.
    View our hotel room.

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