To the Water

After weeks of quarantine, we have started taking short car trips to the beaches nearby, simply sitting by the water in our car and enjoying the sun and the sea! What a refreshing experience! Long Island’s north and south shores have seen a lot of visitors recently, as we all await the lifting of restrictions on gathering on beaches or in parks. Meanwhile it’s good to breathe in cool ocean air!

North shore: Iron Pier Beach, Northville

South Shore: Blue Point Fishing Pier, Great South Bay



6 comments on “To the Water

  1. Beautiful, beautiful place! Being by the seaside is always such a tonic.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    What a beautiful day! I can’t imagine a summer without open beaches. Let’s hope they open soon.

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    • pastpeter says:

      Agreed! Many LI beaches are huge and could be used freely, tho in the summer, traffic snarls and inadequate parking are big problems. Big battles arise over public access vs. property rights. The NY Supreme Court ruled a few years ago that the “mean high tide mark” defines where private property ends, but access is still a big issue in the rich towns. As we are no longer beach walkers, with Marian now in a wheelchair, we are content with a view of the Ocean, the Sound, or one of the Bays! Now we need some warm weather!

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  3. We’re on Day 46, and I have felt every one of them. 🙂 I’m positive driving to where you can have a nice view of the beach was good for your spirits. We get excited to go to recycling. 🙂 Our Governor is going to make an announcement tomorrow about how things are moving forward. Right now, they’re talking about reducing the beach parking by 50%, allowing walking and jogging on the beach or swimming but no stopping or sitting. I’m not sure how they will enforce that, but I’ll leave it up to them. I normally don’t go anywhere near our beaches in the summer because of the tourists, and that will be a for sure thing this year. Enjoy your drives or whatever else you do to survive these challenging time that we’re all dealing with especially those of us in a certain age group. 🙂 Stay safe.

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Oh, it looks so idyllic!


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