John & Anne Wiley

2013/08/11

Linden to Haven (2)

The day after our first dose of Manhattan, Bob kindly drove us back to Linden so we could fly up to see our precious Molly & Dustin. Looking across NJ to the distant Big Apple we’d enjoyed a small taste of yesterday was thrilling. 🙂

2818 NJ to NYC

2818 NJ to NYC

Compared with the low clouds that blocked our way from Annapolis past the Verrazano to White Plains the day before, crossing the Verrazano this day was a breeze.

2819 Verrazano to NYC

2819 Verrazano to NYC

On a past visit we’d finally taken a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, though it turned out to be quite a disappointment after having flown the Hudson. Still, it was interesting to see it from the air in context.

2822 Staten Isl. Ferry

2822 Staten Isl. Ferry

In the earlier post from this day I shared one of the pix from our aerial float past Lady Liberty, but here’s another view of the ageless beauty.

2826 Stalwart Statue

2826 Stalwart Statue

Also a good view of Ellis Island, where many who first saw the statue faced the probably scary yet welcome first steps of a life in America.

2832 Ellis Island

2832 Ellis Island

I’ve wondered what this next interesting building was, so I looked it up to discover it’s the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal. Looks like it could use a bit of work.

2833 Central RR of NJ

2833 Central RR of NJ

Next what looks like an ordinary pic of some skyscrapers on the Jersey side. But if you look more closely in the middle, you’ll see what motivated me to snap this.

2842 Safe Passage

2842 Safe Passage

We’re not just safely on the other side of the river, but much higher. This and the skilled assistance of ATC is what keeps the Hudson safe for flying tours. Now here’s a view we don’t often get of the White Plains airport, because we’d typically have just taken off or be about to land.

2852 Airport to Nyack

2852 Airport to Nyack

In the far distance past the lake and across the Hudson you can see the cliffs of Nyack. Last today is our last aerial pic of that day, as we passed New Haven headed for the airport and another wonderful time with Molly & Dustin.

2863 New Haven

2863 New Haven

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1 Comment

  1. Fabulous pic’s as usual…… I don ‘t comment as often as I or others should……But Thank You so much for sharing this beautiful world we all live in!

    Comment by Jim Fry — 2013/08/11 @ 01:05


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