Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Passing To Port, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
All that talk about nautical "Rules of the Road" need to be applied in New York Harbor. The size of our sailboat shrunk considerably as ferries, tankers, tugs and barges shared the waterway. A fast moving Staten Island Ferry can put things in perspective in a hurry.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Lady Liberty, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
A sail into New York Harbor would not be complete without paying one's respect to Lady Liberty in spite of heavy boat traffic.
Soon after this shot we were surronded by tour boats. The jet ski on the scene was a bit like a bicycle on the expressway and created a bit of chaos.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Honky Tonk, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Summertime and boardwalks...somethings just never go out of fashion. It has always amazed me that people, while on vacation, will spend money on things that they would rarely buy any other time. It's not unlike trying to win that over stuffed teddy bear at the county fair. It's all in that category of "it seemed like a good idea at the time". Ahh..summer!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Rough Surf, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
The talking heads on my TV point to maps highlighted in red and temperature readings in three digits. The camera pans out to show these readings in red to cover most of the continent. Baby, it's hot outside...get thee to a beach, a pool or just hunker down in the A/C. And...here's an interesting factoid: there are more annual fatalities from heat than any other weather related event. A curious statistic considering all those tornados, hurricanes and blizzards. Stay cool...
Friday, July 06, 2012
Point O Woods, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Private ferry, Private community....Point O' Woods was founded as a religious enclave in the late 19th century and is one of the oldest communities on Fire Island. Extremely private, Point O' Woods is family oriented with strict rules for renters and potential buyers. The screening process for possible residency requires buyers to rent for at least one season before approval. With no restaurants or bars the town is very quiet by design. No weekend rift-raft here.....
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Dune Fence, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Reclaiming the beach...The littoral drift, the shifting sands and man's endless attempts to control it all are evident here on Fire Island. This past winter was fairly free of beach destroying northeasters, those storms that linger and eat away at the beach. The use of snow fence to hold sand and rebuild dunes does work but only with a little help from mother nature!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
LOGO, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
The MLB season is rapidly approaching the half way mark. There's plenty of media frenzy already building for next week's All Star Game. For fans, there have been plenty of surprises ( good and bad ) during the first half of the season.
This image of the Mets logo shot through a glass window is seen best in the larger view (click on the image).
Monday, July 02, 2012
Sayville Ferry, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
There can be no question that the Fire Island summer schedule is in full swing. The Sayville ferry terminal is operating at full capacity, boaters navigating Brown's River need to contend with the constant issue of Fire Island bound ferries. On busy weekends the traffic can be somewhat daunting.