Hong Kong--September 10, 2004--Airport Journey


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There was only time for a few pictures as we traveled by taxi to the airport for the flight back to New York.  Enroute, we passed a huge port containing thousands of cargo containers (155-156) in an area that seemed to go on for miles.  This area is supposed to be a concern for anti-terrorism officials who worry that some of these containers could contain lethal weapons.


We passed over the the Tsing Ma Bridge (157), which spans about a mile and a half across the Ma Wan Channel on the way to the airport.  It is the second longest suspension bridge in the world after the Humber Bridge in Britain. However, it is the longest bridge that carries both auto and rail traffic. It was completed in 1997 at a cost of about a billion dollars.


At the airport, we boarded our Cathay Pacific flight for the long trip back to the United States.  There was no need to reset our clocks since China was exactly twelve hours ahead of New York time.  We left Hong Kong at about 3 PM (3 AM New York time) and landed in New York the same day at about 9:30 in the evening, after a re-fueling stop in Vancouver.


After arriving at Kennedy Airport in New York, we transferred over to a hotel near LaGuardia Airport to be near the next day's activities.


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