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After a pretty good flight with BA from Gatwick we’re starting our first full day in the city. As a veteran of long-haul flights to SE Asia the seven and a half hour flight was a doddle. Our Boeing 777-200 was dated but comfortable and the crew were really good, the only annoyance was the entertainment system. The seatback screens were tiny. The choice of films was good but the system kept dropping out or freezing every few minutes which made films unwatchable. I’d been looking forward to catching up on a few of the new releases so I found it really frustrating. Still, first world problems eh?

I’ve not been to New York since 2006 but Dawn’s never visited. To say she was excited was an understatement. She was almost bouncing up and down in her seat when we got the big yellow taxi from JFK to central Manhatten! As we passed through Times Square all I could hear was “Oh, wow!” On a loop!

When we flow in the weather was dull and wet, that’s now clearing and the city’s expecting to be baking in full sunshine from later this morning. I’ll post a few pictures later as time permits. Right, now we’re off to hit the streets…


We’re currently sitting in Grand Central station, taking the weight off our feet whilst soaking up the atmosphere. This is what it’s like now.

DG296832. Grand Central station. New York. 23.5.18

I’ve started a New York gallery on my Zenfolio website. Here’s a link if you want to see the full selection of pictures as they’re taken I can’t add them all to my blogs.

Meanwhile, I’m rather dubious about this quote we came across. I’m not sure U-bends can compete with the mysteries of time and space…

DG296753. Fake quote. New York. USA. 23.5.18