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.
Actually a really nice ferry terminal, most of the subway stations are from decades ago but this station seems like it was refurbished recently.
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.
Packing the boat to the gills.
Bye Manhattan, I’ll be right back. Don’t run out of pizza!
This is how far away we started from the Statue, a tiny speck on the horizon.
Now there she is in all her glory.
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…
Note the suckers above me still bumper-car-ing off the boat.
Walked around New Brighton right above the Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. I just liked the plate on this car.
Finally found some houses vs. apartment buildings.
Plows for the coming winter, hopefully I’m out of here before the first snowflake hits the ground.
Completely deserted bridge at Silver Lake Park.
Horizon to Horizon Panorama test, turned out surprisingly well .
The view heading back to Manhattan.
In other news, the reign of not taking a subway the wrong way CONTINUES!