Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Winter's definitely with us here in NYC, but yesterday (my first day back at work after vacation) it didn't feel too bitingly cold when I walked out of the office at 6, and I decided I was in the mood for a bit of an after-work stroll. I hoofed it across the Manhattan Bridge, through downtown Brooklyn, and up to Atlantic Terminal. That's a little over 3 miles, but I got a little off-course by misjudging the course of a curving road (and also expecting the clock on the former Williamsburg Bank building to be lit, that's a grand landmark for walking to Atlantic Avenue, but the clock was out last night) and the end total ended up being about 3 and a half miles.
At one point it crossed my mind that I could keep walking to Courtelyou Road and then have a nice dinner at one of the restaurants there, but I had a nice chuck steak in the 'fridge that needed to be cooked, so when I got to Atlantic I jumped on the train and took that the rest of the way.
Tonight, though, I think I may have the motivation to do the longer walk! The good folks at Purple Yam posted the above photo over on Facebook with the caption "Recovery food: soy glazed pork belly with soba. We will be putting up more ramen and other noodle soups at PY for the winter".
Well well well. Can you imagine how good this (and maybe some buko pie) would taste after a 7-mile urban hike? I may just need to go find out (weather cooperating, of course).