Sunday, July 31, 2011


Dockside at Captree boat basin...Capt. Bob-O and the rest of the fleet sail daily in search of fish to keep their customers happy and returning. I have often thought that the pressure of having to catch fish would spoil the enjoyment of the experience. The difference between "Fishing" and "Catching" really is a question of perspective!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Power View

Not all of Long Island's coastline is bucolic. The energy to power all of those air conditioners has to come from someplace. I suppose that someone's waterfront view has to be impacted, this one is in Island Park on Nassau County's south shore. NIMBY.... :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Robert Moses Bridge

For beach goers the Robert Moses Bridge provides Suffolk county's main access to ocean beaches. For local fishermen the attraction is under the bridge which traverses the prime fishing grounds of the Fire Island Inlet. At times the traffic can be intense both underneath and on top.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Grab a Crab

Maryland may be the epicenter of the commercial blue claw crab fishery but Long Island just may have an edge when it comes to recreational crabbing. From July through September local docks, piers and creek banks are crammed with folks dangling strings of chicken parts and wheedling long handled nets. Success is often accompanied by the squeals of young children who are always in awe of the fact that crabs do, in fact, have claws. Summer on Long Island.......

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dock Of The Bay

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah....Otis Redding

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Morning Calm

Early, still and hot...later in the day a cooler ocean breeze may help lower the temperature but the intracoastal bakes as the sun rises. Harbor reflections in Tequesta....

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Step Up

July, with the snowbirds gone, can be an ideal time to shop for Florida condos! Life is Good!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Floating Optimism

Hopes and expectations are always at there peak when leaving the dock!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Nighttime on the Robert Moses Causeway creates a light show across the Great South Bay. Chances are if you have driven to an ocean beach on Long Island you have used this iconic roadway.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Night Pier

The Captree fishing pier is a Friday night hotspot for shore-bound anglers. It's also an ideal view for opportunistic photographers!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Night Lights

The view of Robert Moses State Park at night has a recent addition. The large Coast Guard radio tower appeared seemingly overnight and changes the iconic water tower scene.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


It's time for reflection as Harry W seems to have seen better days in the past. Soft evening light can make even a derelict sailboat look good.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tern, Tern

"For every season...." The terns add much to the unique sights and sounds of our Long Island coastline. For me, they are a major part of the "show" with their aerobatics of wheeling, hovering and diving into the water. Their short and harsh voices calling that keer, kip are complimented by the always nearby laughing gull in the constant soundtrack of the shore. Just add some salt air breeze and the scene lingers to be enjoyed ( or recalled on some bitter snowy morning). :-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Evening Enjoyment

Sailing off into the sunset. Long Island summer evenings spent chasing striped bass and bluefish is a cherished tradition for many local anglers. A spectacular sunset just adds to the experience. Life is Good.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Full Moon Light

July's full moon arrived right on schedule rising just behind the Fire Island Light. The challenge to photograph the moon low on the horizon was thwarted by a hazy cloud cover. The show was pure lunacy none the less!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Clam Bar

Not all boating destinations terminate at the beach or the fishing grounds! It can be difficult to find room on the weekend to dock at Claudio's Clam Bar in Greenport. This empty scene will change rapidly around lunch time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Busy Season

For some, the summer never allows time to relax. The rewards however can be sweet!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting The Shot

What some people will do to get a photo of an Osprey! Holding the camera steady while bobbing in the bay is as much of a challenge as getting close to the subject. I suspect the finished product will show a small bird on a sharp incline :-).

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Pond

Water lillies are so much easier to photograph than dragonflies in flight. Maybe next time....

Friday, July 08, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Clothes Horse

After the horse, the jockey is the star of the track. Colorful silks from head to toe and goggles that look like horse blinders all add to the drama! Plenty of tradition and pomp to go around.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Fourth Of July

On the stern rail: Red White and Blue and a barbeque. Happy Fourth of July!

Saturday, July 02, 2011


Click on the image to see a larger more gross view of our most common insect. More than just annoying, these most unwelcome guests at your barbeque can truly spread some nasty pathogens. The housefly's unique form of external digestion can leave some microscopic yet very ugly additions to your potato salad. Have that fly swatter at the ready this weekend!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Perfect Weekend

As we sail into the Fourth of July Holiday weekend the weatherman is promising summer conditions at their best. Time to dust off those beach chairs and get that barbeque grill cooking!