After hitting Manhattaan with a view of doing as much as we could in 2 days and not really bothering too much about what things cost we now feel in hindsight we could have done things a little more cost effectively. In general we have found sight seeing buses a good way to get a feel for the city, but at $60 (£36) each this was an expense we could have avoided as we now find out it is only $30 each for a weekly bus/subway pass.
So now we need to cut down a bit and had an excellent Minestrone soup for lunch today at Zabars cafe for $3.95 including a large onion roll onion roll. Zabars store to which is connected is quite amazing and the deli has more cheese than I have seen anywhere.
It rained heavily over night and this morning, and that coupled with the purchase of a power converter good enough to charge all devices means it is time to update the blog (which is why a number of episodes have the same date).
The sun is out again now and forecast good for the next few days and looks like we will be here until at least Monday, so we will probably hire bikes for a couple of days and hang the expense.