Fast pace life is what New York is all about. From second to second, minute to minute the people, places and things fly by me like fighter jets locked in a dog fight.
Friday night I learned how to ride the subway and we have been using it ever since. I would like to thank Charla’s uncle who patiently took the time to show us how to do it and answer our endless, probably ridiculous sounding questions. But like true New Yorkers we are now schlepping up and down the seemingly endless subway steps to jump on the next train to our next destination.
Like the eb and flow of the tide the sea of humanity flows through the city. It’s sensory overload. People here people there and it goes on for ever. The hustle and the bustle of the city only slows down at night but never stops. We walked around the city a bit yesterday. Ate a very delicious dinner at a vegan restaurant Candle Cafe. Then at midnight we visited the top of the Empire State Building.
The trip is coming up fast. There’s so much to do and so little time. I think we have our trip scheduled as much as possible with time left over for impromptu sightseeing. So here it as it sits now.
Thursday: Arrive get settled, Freelance sightseeing with dessert that night at Serendipity.
Friday: Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Freelance Sightseeing, Dinner at Patsy’s, Times Square, Empire State Building
Saturday: China Town, Little Italy, Katz Deli, Freelance Sightseeing, Broadway Play
Sunday: South Street Sea Port, Water Taxi, Statue of Liberty, Air and Space Museum, Macy’s, Broadway Play
Monday: Kelly and Michael Show, 911 Memorial, Dinner at Monument Lane
Tuesday: Freelance sightseeing, Depart for New Orleans
Hope to see you all here for more exciting updates. I’ll post the itinerary as soon as I can.
I have most of the pictures up on the Shutterfly site now. There are some really good shots of many indigenous species of the islands. Lots of plunge diving boobies, lounging sea lions, and even flamingos. Please feel free to visit the site and check out my photographs.
I’ve setup a ShutterFly Site for my pictures. Here are a few samples from days 1 – 4.
Here are a few samples. Enjoy!
Why the Waved Albatross chose this island for a nesting ground is obvious at first site. Being the oldest of the Island chain Espanola is the flattest of the islands. So it resembles a giant aircraft carrier. For a giant bird with an enormous wingspan like an Albatross. It’s a natural choice.
This is the only place in the world the Waved Albatross is known to nests.
They lay a single egg and hatch a single chick. It takes constant attention by both parents to raise a young one to fledge. They travel up to 60 miles a day to gather food for the young chick.
They only visit this piece of land once every 5 years or so to bread. They spend the rest of there entire life at sea far from the site of land. This was an incredible place to visit.
With a 7.2 foot wing span. These birds are a wonder to watch take off, land and fly. What an incredible bird.