Alright,

The adventure of the day was taking the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Took a couple trains downtown, nice thing is the stations were connected by these long underground hallways, probably a bonus in the freezing east coast winter.

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Actually a really nice ferry terminal, most of the subway stations are from decades ago but this station seems like it was refurbished recently.

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Interior of the ferry terminal, just prior to this I was searched by a wonderful Labrador Retriever. Apparently the Station was under MARSEC Level 1 (MARitime SECurity) which according to Wikipedia means “Level 1 – minimum appropriate security measures shall be maintained at all times.”. Apparently I’m a rough and tumble looking Canadian.

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Packing the boat to the gills.

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Bye Manhattan, I’ll be right back. Don’t run out of pizza!

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This is how far away we started from the Statue, a tiny speck on the horizon.

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Now there she is in all her glory.

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If you ever take the ferry I recommend leaving from the bottom deck. It’s pretty much all locals and you don’t get crushed in the unnecessary race off the boat. Everything’s a race over here, except if you’re on an escalator, then you have to stand stock still in the middle and put your elbows out so no one can pass you…

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Note the suckers above me still bumper-car-ing off the boat.

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Walked around New Brighton right above the Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. I just liked the plate on this car.

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Finally found some houses vs. apartment buildings.

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Plows for the coming winter, hopefully I’m out of here before the first snowflake hits the ground.

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Completely deserted bridge at Silver Lake Park.

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Horizon to Horizon Panorama test, turned out surprisingly well .

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The view heading back to Manhattan.

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In other news, the reign of not taking a subway the wrong way CONTINUES!

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