Wandering for two years and 300 posts

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

This is my 300th post on WordPress. I published my first on October 27, 2013, almost exactly two years ago. I started the blog to share my photos of a tour to China with my fellow travellers, and have gone on to show off Prince Edward Island, Toronto, San Francisco, and New York City  – among other destinations.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Who knows where the wandering will take me from here. I have a stock of digital photos from Japan, Thailand and Peru that you can expect to see in the coming year. I have a photo workshop booked in Havana for February. And I hope to start digitizing slides from earlier years.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Until then, I’m wandering paths in PEI on the Confederation Trail. (Well, not today – we had snow this morning!)

Thank you to all my followers, to those who comment on my photos,  and to those who look at my posts on Facebook. Blessed be.

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Canada Underfoot in Manhattan

One of the nicest walks we took when in New York City this past June, was along the Hudson River.  The Hudson River Greenway runs all the way along the western edge of Manhattan: we walked from 84th Street to about 57th street. At 84th you can get under the Henry Hudson highway, and before 57th it is very hard to figure out how to get back across the highway. (We had to ask.)  For most of our walk pedestrians and bicycles shared the same path, with pedestrians clinging to the outside edges as fit commuters pedalled north after work.

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

Shortly after this section and beyond the rusting dock (note the CANADA geese) there were some interesting art installations (to come in a later Manhattan Monday post) and words carved into the walkway.

Saskatchewan Valley Canada - New York City

Saskatchewan Valley Canada – New York City

At this point the bicycles were on a different path so I wasn’t taking my life into my hands to get these photos.

Canadian Pacific Railway- New York City

Canadian Pacific Railway – New York City

I believe a rail line from Albany New York terminated near here. I can only surmise – because googling got me nowhere – that the trains owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (Canadian Pacific Railroad is an error) brought grain from at least two of Canada’s prairie provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) perhaps to be shipped overseas from docks along the river.

Manitoba, Canada - New York City

Manitoba, Canada – New York City

This is my submission to WordPress’s weekly photo challenge Beneath Your Feet.

Hong Kong Downtown

As seen from a Star Ferry

As seen from a Star Ferry

There was extensive construction work taking place on Hong Kong’s waterfront.

Is it possible they were extending the subway line?

Booming waterfront

Booming waterfront

Any guesses as to what the machine under the tarps is doing?

Any guesses as to what the machine under the tarps is doing?

Better in Black and White.

Better in Black and White.

Walking from the ferry terminal to the heart of urban Hong Kong was a snap as there were glassed, elevated passages over the construction and street traffic. And from ours you could see into the very busy Apple store.

Efficient one way passages.

Efficient one way passages.

Apple's Everywhere

Apple’s Everywhere

Once at ground level the signage to all the tourist attractions and major buildings was excellent.

Street signs in Chinese and English.

Street signs in Chinese and English.

As you can see from the various photos, there were many buses, taxis and commercial vans, but very few private vehicles.

Buses and Taxis Rule

Buses and Taxis Rule

Next Chinese Post: More of the roads and buildings of Hong Kong.