Month: June 2004

June 30, 2004

I get to the Circle Line dock in time for a 11am sailing,only to find that it is actually at 11:30, so I grab a drink and wait. The cruise is a 2 hour semicircle tour of the harbour, which sails back on itself, so…

June 29, 2004

Got out and about by 10am, and headed down to the Intrepid museum area. The main exhibit is the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier converted into a museum of sea, air and space. The exhibits it contains are interesting enough, but I was fascinated by the…

June 28, 2004

“New York, just as I pictured it. Skyscrapers and everything.” I arrive in New York just before midday, having had a lift from Rene to Philadelphia station. I only have my pack and sleep machine with me, so I simply walk down 7th avenue until…

June 27, 2004

I wake up at 9am, but there are others still sleeping downstairs, so I read for a while. The the door rings, and Eyal arrives. He is giving a lift to Merav and Jon, so people gradually get up and breakfast is had. After the…

June 26, 2004

I get up around 9am, and have breakfast with Mark and Rene. I then take the number 34 trolley into the city. I can take the trolley further into town, but I decide to get off at the 30th Street main station, as the Franklin…

June 25, 2004

Dave has to get up early to take his car to the garage. As it happens, I wake up early too – when he returns, we walk to a nearby diner, and order breakfast – I have waffles with sausage. The day has started out…

June 24, 2004

Dave is only working until lunchtime today, so I stay in for the morning, and catch up on my journal and stuff. When Dave gets home we drive out to the West Hills County Park -the area is forested, with trails for walkers and horseback…

June 23, 2004

Dave is at work today, so I am heading down to the beach for the day. I misread a bus timetable, which means I spend 40 minutes waiting for a service that doesn’t begin until next week – I am not the only one, as…

June 22, 2004

I wake up and start to get ready while Victor cooks breakfast – waffles with bacon and maple syrup, washed down with tea. Victor, Lara and myself have a relaxed breakfast, and then they help me to the station with all my luggage. The backpack…

June 21, 2004

I wake up, expecting aches and pains, and am not disappointed. However, although my legs are shaky, I am pleased that my feet are sound – no blisters. Robin cooks scrambled egg for breakfast and we drive into Boston. I am going to be staying…

June 20, 2004

Before I arrived, Robin has asked me if I want to go hiking. I explain my current fitness, and that I am carrying too much weight for anything too strenuous, but that I should be able to handle a walk of about 4-5 miles. After…

June 19, 2004

Robin cooks a very civilised breakfast of blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. She has got a lot to do before people arrive for the housefilk at 2pm, so I pack my things away, and offer to help. Robin has only just uncovered her pool for…