Thursday started with a new experience as I took the ferry from Battery Park to Governors Island. The short ride only takes 10minutes. When you are there it does feel like a different world. The island that previously served as a military base & then a coast guard station, was donated to the park service by George Bush. The island now sees a large amount of tourists & locals who visit the park for its views of the Statue of Liberty & downtown Manhattan. On the island itself they have recently installed some hills to add to these views. Two of the forts remain under going preservation work. There are also a number of food trucks and a couple of bars. These mainly seemed to be aimed at the weekend crowd. When I can imagine it being much busier. I only stayed for an hour as didn't see the point in hanging around longer. Having to occupy time until the ferry, for another hour I'm not sure what I would have done.
I then took the 6 train uptown. Which took a lot more time than I thought. As the express turned into a local due to a broken down train. Here I first grabbed a delicious Burrito at Chipotle, before purchasing a vest from Soul Cycle. Exactly two weeks after attending the class there.
Next I took an extended stroll through Central Park. Many photoshoots were taking place for a fashion magazine I presume. Beginning to get tired I made it to Century 21 to pick up some essentials and new running trainers. I cashed in the gift card I got at freedom tower. $5 is better than nowt.
I tried to be smart with my subway journey back. Taking the 1 to Times Square but instead of just hopping on a 3 I walked to the Q train. This turned out to be a big mistake. 7th in Brooklyn was closed as was Prospect Park. In the end they did reopen the line. But the journey that should have taken me 33mins from Times Square, ended up taking 55.
Tonight Stefan & I had a delicious meal at a Caribbean Restaraunt near his. We took a drink from home. Emily recommended a cider to me that was delicious. As was the food. Though Stefan & I probably over did it on the Jerk Sauce. I had the Jerk Chicken with brown rice in a coconut ginger sauce.
Back at the apartment we played a board game called Settlers of Catan. Stephen won both games easily, it's a fun game, I would like to play again.