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NYC One World Observatory

NYC 9/11 Memorial


NYC Hoboken and

Liberty State Park

NYC Upper Manhattan

NYC Manhattan to

Coney Island by bicycle


South West Coast Path

In April 2016 I took a week off to hike 7 sections of this trail in Cornwall, UK, together with a hiking friend.

Rounding Land's End, the most Western point of England, was my personal goal to achieve. In the 1970's I have done so on board of several Shell Tankers.

Starting from Perranporth on the Atlantic coast we walked in a South-Westerly direction to Land's End for 5 days and from there along the Channel coast in an Easterly direction for 2 days.



Under this menu my travel, hiking and other activities will be grouped and most items on this home page will link to these pages by just clicking on them.

Living in The Hague

In 2012 I created the My Horizon page with the 270 degrees view from my living room. But as the city is almost constantly changing an additional page is under construction to view these changes in My Horizon.

New site layout

After many years of maintaining a fixed width webite it is time for a new challenge. With viewers using computers, tablets and mobile phones the site needs to be responsive to the size of the viewing device. These feature will be added later.

It took some time to select and learn a new editing tool and it will take more time to include an achive with my older pages and photo albums. I hope visitors will enjoy the changes made so far as much as I do!

The menu's at the top of the pages now include dropdown lists for improved navigation. The album pages are shown as image slider with an automatic slideshow.


Another day on the SWC path

At the end of June was back 2 weeks in Cornwall for work and on the Saturday walked another track of the South West Coast Path from Porthleven to Lizard Point.


Riding a bicycle in New York City

With the bikeways on the waterfront, bike lanes in the streets, bridges and city parks  riding a bicycle is New York City is a great experience!

I rented a sports bicycle complete with helmet and lock plus mapholder and bag on the handlebar at Blazing Saddles on Pier 84 at the Hudson River.

I rode the bike to Brooklyn and Coney Island and off course through Central Park!


9/11 Memorial and One WTC

This was my first visit to New York City since the 9/11 Memoril Museum and the One World Observatory on the new World Trade Center One building were opened

Having seen the WTC area 2 years after the desaster in September 2001 I was impressed with the memorial museum.

The One World Observatory was like another city view from a high building but you have to go there for great views of Manhattan!


Hoboken and Liberty Park

A day full of memories when I crossed the Huson River by ferry to North Hoboken (New Jersey) and walked through Washington Street where I stayed in 2003.

I continued to walk to Liberty Park but as there was no way to go up the Statue of Liberty (all tickets sold out) I decided to take the ferry back to World Financial Center and walk back to the hotel

Highline and Manhattan

The Highline Park on top of an old elevated railway track was an amazing new attraction in New York City for me.

The first two days of my visit to the city I enjoyed long walks on the Hudson and East River waterfronts as well as through Central Park.

The little parks on Braodway and 6th Avenue were my favourite place close to the hotel to relax with a coffee and read my newspaper.