Thursday, July 31, 2008

Classic Pennant

Still snapping proudly this Chris Craft pennant celebrates boating from an earlier era.
(best in large view)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Afternoon Breeze

A lazy afternoon, a light breeze and a downwind reach...perfect combination for a relaxing sail.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shea Goodbye

The old and the new...Citifield takes shape just feet beyond Shea Stadium's iconic scoreboard. Only 31 home games remain for Shea!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


The Pirates have been "making the rounds" this summer. This nefarious character was recently spotted on the south shore at a local festival...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blustery Beach

A stong sea breeze brought on by high temperatures combined with off shore storm surge has made for some very rough surf the past several days. Still, the beach is about the best place to be during this heat wave!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Swing

July on Long Island and the local street fairs are in full swing.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


On a recent sail the breeze dropped off to a whisper. The spinnaker caught just enough air to give us a pleasant downwind ride.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Muffy In Tow

Fisheye view of Muffy the dingy. As always, faithfully tagging along...

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Maintaining the orginal beauty of wooden boats is a labor of love. The bow of this classic sailboat caught my eye...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Classic Century

A 1964 Century runabout in pristine condition at the Antique Boat Show on Long Island's South Shore. Back in the day when it seemed like a good idea to make boats look like cars, helms were right out of the auto plant (many still had the Buick/Chevrolet logo). Note the dashboard and rear view mirror!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

2008 Parker Rally

6th annual White Water Parker Rally..Sister ships berthed side by side fill the Riverview Marina along the Connetquot River at Saturday's event. Recess recieved two awards including "Best Family Crusier" for 2008.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tailsman Anchorage

Boat access to Fire Island via the Tailsman beach anchorage where the depth allows for a short walk ashore. There is plenty of room on the weekdays but on a hot Sunday afternoon this site can see over 100 boats competing for scope on their anchor rodes. (best seen in the larger view)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Beach Breeze

A refreshing sea breeze on Fire Island means a very choppy boat ride on the Great South bay!
(best in large view)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fire Island Resident

Adding a touch of nature to our beach experience this guy took his time "checking us out"...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Keeping Watch

This guy is standing guard over Brother-In-Law Peter's farm project.
Peter has gained a great deal of personal satisfaction from his volunteer work in reviving this old Long Island farm site. Local food kitchens and church pantries will benefit from the harvest.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

July 4th

From sea to shinning sea...a red white and blue day! Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Summer Surf

Nephew Michael shows some style with the Boogie Board in the Fire Island surf. Celebrating a holiday weekend visit with the clan from Pennsylvania...! :-) (check this in the large format!)