January 1rst! We're in 2006. New York is quiet. Very quiet. It's Sunday, and the morning after new year's eve. What do you expect? We're with Marc and Laura and have decided to walk and take the circle line mid way around Manhattan. So we walk. From the City hall to Wall Street, and then to the Fish Market, where we stop for lunch. A good lunch. I find the food in NYC generally quite good. The beer is excellent too !! Once the lunch is over, we have only the time to hop in a taxi to go to west 42nd street, pier 83, where the circle line tour starts. I leave my gloves and hat in the taxi. They were MK apparel. Too bad, but I'm not gonna track them down the lost and found at the taxi company. That was a bad time to lose the warm apparel because we are outside on the boat bridge, and even though the conditions are not extreme, it's pretty darn cold. Anyway, here we go, on this 2 hour tour, half way day time, half way night time. It's very nice. On the way out, we pass Liberty Island, then pass the southern tip of Manhattan, under Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges. I take a bunch of pictures (the boat moves around a lot, and I hope some of them will not be too blurry, which turns out to be correct).
When we are done, we take the bus back to Grand central station. We shake M&L at 5th avenue -they have a rendez-vous with their friend. We finish the evening at an excellent (encore) Afghan restaurant.