Sea Lion with Fish in his mouth

Sea Lion with Fish in his mouth

It has been planned for a few weeks, in actual fact I was meant to go to the zoo back in October but because of the weather I didn’t. So I decided just to go whatever the weather. Claire packed a great picnic and headed out to Chester. There was a light rain which died down soon after lunch. I took over a hundred photos but nothing really special. I like this photo below but it’s a pity you can’t see this male Sea Lions eyes.

Central Park Pond – New York City

Central Park Pond - New York City

My last day in New York so I wanted the make sure it was the best. Did a little shopping and then dragged Mike back up to Central Park to find the pond I had seen some great pictures taken from. We were both very thankful that we made the effort as the area of the park we found was stunning (as the picture below shows). To the right of this picture was a small bridge over the pond and an ice rink.

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

Walked down to the east side to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) but got there a little early so walked across the 5th Ave and visited the National Basket Ball (NBA) store and also went into the Disney store. MOMA was really great and there was a lot of extremely interesting and inspirational art and design pieces. I then took the subway downtown to see ground zone and take a few photos. I spent the rest of the day shopping around Macys, the Empire State Building and 5th Ave. The photo below was taken from outside the New York Central Library. That evening I walked back to Time Square for even more shopping.

Statue of Liberty – New York

Statue of Liberty - New York

Got up early and walked down to Time Square after breakfast. Took a few photos of Time Square in the day time and then jumped on a coach for a movie tour of New York City. Never realised just how many films are shot in and around New York. The tour ended about lunch time so I got the subway downtown to the Ferry. The group got the last ferry out to Liberty Island and I took a few photographs of the Statue of Liberty and views towards New York City from the island. We took got the ferry back to Manhattan and then subway back to the west side YMCA. That evening we all went to a Broadway Musical called Avenue Q which was basically an adult version of the Muppets and was extremely funny.