Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
There has been much planning and discussion about a new ferry service to Barret Beach. If you don't know, Barrett is about half-way between the Pines and Davis Park.
The dock was built to ferry specifications, the concession building and restrooms were constructed, picnic tables and the buoys are ready, but nothing is happening.
Right now, there is no ferry service and it is not in the plan for this summer, 2007.
I'm not upset. In fact, I like it just the way it is. I get to go to a beautiful beach that is never over-crowded. The only access to the beach, is by private boat or by walking a mile or two on the beach from the communities that have ferry service, the Pines or Water Island and Davis Park.
The concession building is empty and there is no life-guard service. Swim at your own risk!
I don't know what will happen in the next year or two. When I do hear of more current information, I will keep you updated.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
We went to Davis Park today. The weather was beautiful!
The storm last weekend, the nor'easter, took away a good part of the beach.
Homes are hanging off the sand dunes that are left. Not good!
About two miles to the west, on Barrett Beach, the debris and damaged lumber covered the sand.
It looks like a big cleanup for the Fire Island community and the Federal Government.
The summer renters have not yet arrived on Fire Island so the deer were very visible!
No way to get to the front door here....
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Same for this pretty little daffodil..... :-(
Friday, April 13, 2007
I then attempted to make a movie for each person. I set the movies to a song that I felt, at the time, fit their personality.
Well, as life happens, I didn't get passed the first two or three movies, (too time consuming) and put the CDs away with all the other photos.
Well, fast forward to 2007....We now have YouTube and movies can be posted.
I have a YouTube account.
Here is, not a movie, but a slideshow I made for my sister. I would have done this differently if I made it today, but this was 2004. It is photos of Linda's life and my family.
Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This is West Lake in Patchoque...Private home and the water tower do give a different take on fishing. It's not as quiet or picturesque as Connetquot State Park, but pretty, just the same... We got the rods wet and checked our equipment for this type of fishing.
We watched this guy for a long time and saw him meet his nesting partner in the large chimney of the estate. We'll be going back often to catch the arrival of the new chicks. So close to people, this is going to be a show I don't want to miss!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
It's great to have a sister.
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My nephew jumping for joy....Click on the photo to see him smile.
Happy boy to be visiting his Aunt Alida on Long Island....and he got to go to the beach. How many kids from Pennsylvania can say that on a cold weekend in March?
My sister who is living in Pennsylvania now, with her husband and son, came to visit us this weekend. We took them to Fire Island to see what has happened over the winter. The beach has held up very well. It was wide and in good condition, not much erosion.
In some areas, I read, there are barricades to keep people away from the plover nesting areas.
I didn't see anything where we were. It was just a fun day, at the beach.