Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tachyon sailing

Tachyon sailing, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

A very calm night but the sailboat race is on. This is the Great South Bay off Patchogue, just before sunset.

22ft J boat sails

22ft J boat sails, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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

life guard umbrella

life guard umbrella, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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

Keep Off! Ocean Beach, Fire Island

Ocean Beach on Fire Island

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peconic River, Riverhead

Peconic River, Riverhead, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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!

Saint Isidore Church, Riverhead

The Polish Festival is happening this weekend. This is the St. Isidore R.C. church in Polish Town. It is a beautiful church, inside and out.
Be sure to stop by if you are at the fair!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dingy on Great South Bay

Dingy on Great South Bay, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Ocean Beach Ferry

Ocean Beach Ferry, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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

Sailing in the Bay

Sailing in the Bay, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Small sailboats racing on the Great South Bay, off Patchogue, Long Island.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer Fun!

ferris wheel, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The summer traveling amusement rides are here. It's a fun way to spend an evening!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Swim Flags

Swim Flags, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Lifeguards on Duty

Lifeguards on Duty, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Lifeguards at Watch Hill, Fire Island

Click on the photo to see this location on the map in flickr.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Summer in the Hot Tub

It's been a busy summer so far with lots of visits by family and friends. The kids just love the hot-tub set to 85 degrees. I won't be using this for awhile, not until it gets emptied, cleaned and refilled, and the weather gets cooler. Nothing inviting about a hot soak on hot days!
It does keep the kids busy though. They love it!