Monday, June 4, 2007

Escape from the Big Apple to Fire Island

Phew! Had such a great weekend - went to Fire Island with friends of Marie's. It's a long narrow 'island' (sand bar) running most of the way along Long island. Only 300 feet wide in places. The house was on the bay (west) side but it takes just 5 mins to the beach! No roads or cars - just lanes with bicycle and trolley 'traffic'. The big ocean, wide open vistas, long beaches and a walk through the dunes - it was real food for my soul. Dan and Nancy were wonderful hosts - I feel lucky to have had this experience.

Waiting for the ferry from Long Island to Fire island with our hosts - Dan and Nancy

'Parking lot' upon arrival with the ferry. No cars on the island - each household has a trolley to cart their goods home.

Moghitos for sundowners
Marie updating her blog - lots more pics there - check it out at

1 comment:

Judith Schulman said...

Hi Marijke,
Lynn sent me the link to your blog. Sorry about your camera! Look forward to a walk with you in Silvermine soon.