A good nights sleep meant that I felt I should get back to running. I did another short run round the park. This was so hard in the heat. Starting later at 10:00 was so much worse than going out before 09:00.
A quick shower, change and bacon sandwich & I was on my way. First stop was to purchase a 7 day unlimited metrocard which gives as many trips as you want & allows more freedom of movement. So first up I took advantage of the nearby New York Transit history museum. Located in Brooklyn near the Borough Hall stop, the entrance fee is only $7. I think for the cost the value it represents is very good. From the numerous photos I took you can see I enjoyed getting on all the different subway cars from the past they have there. They also have an important section relating to how the MTA has dealt with 9/11, the extreme weather and power blackouts. Next on my list, As on much of my previous trips I aimed to walk a new part of the city by the river. Just a 15minute walk from the Museum Pier 6 on the Brooklyn side of the East river offers great views of downtown, as well as the Brooklyn Bridge. I walked along the water past soccer fields and other sporting pitches through the park for around 3miles. This led me to DUMBO & to the steps of the Brooklyn Bridge. Which I crossed without a shirt, in true Geordie fashion, simply down to the heat. The whole walk was great & is it one of the reasons why I keep coming back. There are still new views, (to me), to be had of the worlds most famous skyline. I had checked in advance that the subway was just at the end of the bridge and I took that home to get changed for the night ahead. As I write this section of the blog I'm currently on the B train going up to connect with the 7. A journey of around an hour and ten minutes as there is only one north to south subway line in the boroughs which means I have to go into Manhattan to come back out. I have just checked distance covered so far today and including the run have just done under 10miles, in this heat I think that's quite impressive. I took the express 7 to Woodside as people were beginning to finish work. There I switched back around & went to 46th street. Having been advised to keep an eye on my liquid intake in the heat I grabbed a bottle of Gatorade on the way to Flynns.
Jen & Rich arrived shortly after myself and we chatted and caught up, & we were joined by Eddie & Carolina about an hour later.
With everyone having work the next day we called it around 22:00 in the bar & went to the Taco truck under the station. Carolina orginally from Paraguay, ordered the Tacos, which we ate just outside the van. Where we discovered that. Carolina had lived in the same apartment building as Micheal Snook when she first moved to New York. I then began my long journey back. The earlier trouble on the Q didn't seem to have been resolved & as we went into Manhattan it was the most crowded train of the trip so far. To help speed up the journey I chatted to one of the passengers about North Carolina as she had spent some time down there.
I excited the subway just after midnight, & simply because it was there I grabbed a Philadelphia Cheesesteak burger from Chequers. For the bargain price of $2.14.
Back at the flat I watched the first half of a nonsense film. Reece Witherspoon plays a by the book cop, enough said. Perhaps not the best preparation for 2mora, but an enjoyable evening.