Day 61 - Epilogue - C2C - from Westport, Washington to Sandy Hook, New Jersey - CycleBlaze

August 2, 2016

Day 61 - Epilogue

And so - -
I woke up this final day to the call of a mourning dove.
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A soft and gentle start to the morning.

Why not get an early start - like usual?
No rain. No worries. No miles to cover.
I packed up quickly and headed back to the beach.
The sun was barely peeking through the clouds.
A sailboat sailed by.

Sailboat at Sunrise
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Too soon, I hopped back on the bike and over the bridge.
I hoped to find a good breakfast place in Highlands.
And, boy, did I. A little bakery and cafe.
The waitress told me to take a selfie infront of the old A&P store.
The first grocery chain in American - the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

Juanny at the A&P
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I rode the Hudson Trail along the bay back to the ferry dock.
When I went to pay for the ticket, I realized that I had left my debit card.
No big deal. I’ll just get another one issued when I get back.

The SeaStreak Ferry Coming In
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The ferry ride across the harbor was a wind-blown affair.
The north wind and the speed of the ferry made for a wild ride up top.
But the views of Verrazano Bridge and Manhattan were spectacular.

Gotham Getting Closer
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The Venerable Staten Island Ferry with Lady Liberty
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I rode up the West Side Trail to the 9-11 Memorial.
It’s hard to believe that I once was at the top of the towers.
And the hatred that prompted their destruction.
I was overwhelmed by the simplicity and power of the fountains.

The New World Trade Center Soars
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As a Tribute and Memorial to Those Who Lost Their Lives
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I paused for a moment to contemplate the trip just completed.
And be thankful.

A Happy Boy
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Jeff LeeI really enjoyed this journal, John... and so much easier reading it on a smaller mobile screen on this site, compared to where it, uh, first appeared.

I share your fondness for Subway chain... I find them much more pleasant than the burger chains. (The old-time country stores are the best of course, but there aren't too many of those left, as you know.)
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