A very calm night but the sailboat race is on. This is the Great South Bay off Patchogue, just before sunset.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sailboats racing takes place on Tuesday evenings on the Great South Bay just off the shores of Patchogue. I pretty sure this is from the Sayville Yacht Club since they were returning to that area. We watched the sun set and then the sailboat race ended.
Another beautiful night on Long Island!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Another shot from the day at Ocean Beach. It's sometimes called the "land of No" because of all the rules and signs posted about the rules.
This is the Great South Bay side of Fire Island. It's the better side for swimming if you have little children who can get knocked down from the ocean waves. The bay water is also warmer!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
In Riverhead, near the Polish Festival, is the Peconic River Herb Farm. It's a great place to purchase plantings for your home, or to just sit and watch the river. The river begins here and is slow moving and looks more like a pond, especially since we've had little rain in the last month or so. The Herb Farm has a large selection of "native Long Island" plants and shrubs, so check it out!
Friday, August 20, 2010
In the village of Ocean Beach, the ferry "Explorer" arrives...
We took the boat over to Atlantique yesterday, docked and walked to Ocean Beach. It was a beautiful summer day on Fire Island.
We had lunch with friends at the Island Mermaid, a restaurant on the bay. We swam in the ocean and watched the sunset from the Atlantique dock. On the way back home, we anchored and swam in the bay, laughing as the darkness approached.
The summer days on Long Island don't get much better than this!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Swim in the green...
Another person died this week at the beach here on Long island. Every year people drown in the ocean off Fire Island. Sometimes the waves and rip-currents are too strong and people aren't prepared. There are no lifeguards in some areas. Swim in the green flagged areas!