July 24 New York!

I got so excited about the American Museum of Natural History I forgot about getting TO New York! So I will include the early part of the day and the last part in this post.

We woke up too late to watch the entry into New York Harbor, but I got up just in time to watch the very end of the docking. The ship was docked at Pier 90 in Manhattan – very convenient for almost all the tours and for those of us who didn’t want to take a tour. Here is the view of the south end of Manhattan from our balcony:

Dino, our traveling companion, had to supervise:

Another supervisor:

A couple of piers away was the Intrepid Museum. Some shots of the planes:

Leaving New York

The Queen Elizabeth left Dock 90 about 5 PM.

 As it backed out of the slip, this tugboat helped it turn the stern upriver so it would be pointed the right direction to leave:

I’m not sure which ferry building this was, maybe the Staten Island Ferry, but it is a neat structure:

The light was behind the Statue of Liberty, but she is still a grand lady.

The New York skyline behind us:

The Verrazzano Narrows Bridge:

South Shore of Staten Island:

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