Trailbound – Take Two!

On my final day in Aus we took a drive up to Blackheath for one last opportunity to explore those beautiful Blue Mountain escarpments from Govetts Leap.

View of the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap in Blackheath

Then, after three fun weeks with Frank & fam, I began my return journey to the States.

Flight from Dallas, TX to New York, NY

I spent a couple of days in New York enroute to the trail. Love this city! Some highlights: 

The Highline:

Like the Virginia Creeper, which I briefly explored while in Damascus & Abingdon, The High Line is a beautiful 1.4 mile long stretch of park, built on the site of a former elevated railway bed, enabling the walker to stroll above the streets of the Art Gallery district from 34th St to Little West 12th St.

Highline Map & Key Points of Interest pdf


NYC – always growing

Old brick, new concrete, glass & steel, sculpture gardens formed from repurposed railway materials – a landscape of shifting colour, texture and shape

Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo & the Meatpacking District: Such a cool neighbourhood. Such an offputting name. I love weaving my way through these old wide pedestrian thoroughfares and narrow streets and lanes.

Iconic Buildings:

Flatiron Building from the rear

The Flatiron from the front

Chrysler Building

New York Public Library

New York Post Office – not the greatest panorama, but I wanted to capture the lovely inscription which runs the length of the building’s facade: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”

Madison Square Garden with Empire State Building in the background

Grand Central Station:

Central concourse

Bryant Park:

There is a wonderful outdoor reading room at Bryant Park, which shares the block with the NY Public Library

View through the park to the Empire State Building – there are weekly film screenings in Bryant Park throughout the summer months


New Yorker Hotel

Radio City Music Hall

Carnegie Hall

Central Park:

Robert Burns & Walter Scott: Guardians at the Gate

That late afternoon glow:

Goodnight New York 😘

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