Tuesday, July 29, 2008

under the umbrella

under the umbrella, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

flag on the stern

flag on the stern, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Another sailing adventure with my fisheye lens!

Friday, July 25, 2008

sailing line

sailing line, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.
Another fisheye lens shot, this time of some necessary lines.

Beautiful July!

sailboat fisheye, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.
The weather has been beautiful and the bay was calling!
We enjoyed a day sailing and of course, I had my camera.
A few shots were taken with the Nikon fisheye lens.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

spinnaker to home

spinnaker, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Beautiful day today and the perfect day for a sail.
We went sailing with our friends, swam in the Great South Bay, and sailed home using the spinnaker.
Just a perfect day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

wooden sailing vessel

wooden sailing vessel, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

A wooden mast on a Cat Boat, a type of sail boat.
These rings slide up the mast as the sail is raised. 
This is just one of the beautiful pieces of workmanship seen at the 
Long Island Maritime Museum in 
West Sayville.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

wooden boats

wooden boats, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

This weekend, the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville sponsored the Antique and Wooden Boat Show and Regatta.

The workmanship and quality of boats was amazing to see!

Wooden boats are so much a part of Long Island's nautical history. 

If you have not been to the Maritime Museum recently, make the trip.

There is something of interest for everyone.

 There are always antique and wooden boats to see, although this weekend was a special event with extra volunteers, food concessions and additional boats and engine displays.

Some boats traveled from far distances to be part of this year's event.

 Mark your calendar for next year and check the website for all other information .


Pirates at the Maritime Museum

pirate, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Antique Boat Show at the Maritime Museum, West Sayville...
Old wooden boats, restored, and...
... some pirates to keep the children amused!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Deer on Fire Island

Deer on Fire Island, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

We went to the beach today, Fire Island at Davis Park,
 and there in the sand dunes, just eating the vegetation, 
was this deer. 
I don't know what happened to his antlers,
 but he seemed healthy and well fed.
It was a beautiful day... strong, cool breezes and large, active waves.

Tree Swallow

Just a little bird, a Tree Swallow, too cute to pass up!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Family Fun

The family was here for the July 4th holiday.
Beach, boating, fishing and eating were the main activities,
all topped off with fun and laughs!


Hobbs Farm, Centereach

Eggplant, beginning to grow
Volunteers work the farm to produce food for the needy.
Read more about it here...Hobbs Farm.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Machu Picchu: Photo Friday's "The Great Outdoors"

Machu Picchu, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Photo Friday (www.photofriday.com) noteworthy photo for
 "The Great Outdoors."
Thank you to all who voted!