So in celebration of the team GB win in the Tour de France on Sunday, we decided to hold our own Tour de Manhattan, by cycling around the whole (yes I said whole) of the island. It took us 4 hours (not the fastest time) in the hot NYC sunshine, but we had a blast.
These are a few of things we saw on the way:
In the garage before we start!
The view down 29th street looking east across 6th avenue
The view from Battery Park up to One World Trade Center
This would have made our journey a bit harder!
Williamsburg across the East River
Cool airplane writing in the sky
Just before the United Nations building. Taking a break.
So on Saturday we got the train to East Hampton from Penn Station at the ungodly hour of 7.45am. Yes we got up early – but so did a lot of other people with sun umbrellas! The top tip for this train journey is 1) buy breakfast at the station the train is empty of food and 2) bring a blanket airplane style to sleep most of the way.
Image courtesy of Wockerjabby
So 2 hours and a bit later – we arrive in East Hampton. At last! We make our way with our now quite heavy sun umbrella to The Golden Pear cafe for a much needed lattes and granola / yoghurt. Luckily this ensured we fitted right in with the EH ladies who work out in the morning and then head to the Golden Pear. Of course sans the work out clothes and the actual work out.
Coffee morning over, we head to Main Beach. Not apparently the best beach in East Hampton but taxi / walking distance (it took a while) from town and therefore perfect for us. Check out these sand dunes. The beach was beautiful. Making me wonder what the other top 1-4 are like. Main Beach is number 5 in the list.
Tomorrow night is all about the Summer Movie Series at the Intrepid Museum, New York. To celebrate New York Fleet Week, they are showing Top Gun on top of this aircraft carrier. Yes that’s right you can watch Top Gun on an aircraft carrier. Is there anything cooler than that? I don’t think so.
Plus it’s free and you can take blankets/cushions to sit on. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at sunset. For more information visit the Intrepid.
And if you can’t make it here is the start of Top Gun for you to enjoy. Ps I am saving the volleyball scene for tomorrow!
Last night I went to see the farcical comedy One Man, Two Guvnors at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, New York. It was incredibly funny, clever and heart warming. The perfect show.
To start James Corden is fantastic! You want to take him home as your new best friend. It’s like all his best characters rolled in to one. He deserved the standing ovation at the end. And the rest of the cast were fabulous too – especially Oliver Chris and Jemima Rooper.
The stage set is beautifully designed, so well you actually believe you are seeing the sea glimmering in the sunlight through the streets of Brighton and the costumes are 1960’s style fashion. And don’t forget the music with the four piece band, and the additions of Oliver Chris playing the trumpets and James Corden playing the xylophone. Both hilarious!
The whole thing is brilliant and well worth the ticket. I laughed out loud the whole way through and so did everyone else. Read more about it and book your ticket at One Man, Two Guvnors.
Have you seen the play? I would love to hear your thoughts! Add them below (points down).
Ps Audience participation takes place.
Image courtesy of Hugo Glendinning, One Man, Two Guvnors