Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Water, Water Everywhere!

Water, Water Everywhere!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the summer, you spend a lot of time on,in, and around the water. In case you’re curious, we’ve collected some interesting facts for you on certain of our nearby water bodies. Long Island Sound The Sound is 21 miles wide at its widest point and 113 miles long. The volume of water in Long […]

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

Seeing Fall’s Foliage

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s end would be a lot harder to handle if autumn didn’t stage a spectacular show along our waterways. It’s as if Mother Nature wants to distract us from the chill in the air and the shortness of the days, and she succeeds (at least as long as we’re out boating and enjoying her beautiful […]

Hard Time to be Aground

Hard Time to be Aground

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Around Long Island, the bottom is largely sand, which is both good and bad news. The good news is that you will probably make a soft landing; aground in sand is better than hard on the rocks of the Connecticut shore. The bad news is that sand shifts constantly with storms, currents, and tides; thus, shoaling around the shore is a perpetual problem. Charts can be outdated from season to season, and buoys may not always mark safe water. The Fire Island Inlet is infamous for shoaling, as is the entrance to the Sand Hole on the north shore.

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The time had arrived to pick up our new (to us) 37’ Silverton Convertible with a hard top on the bridge! It had wintered in Freeport but would summer in Bay Shore, presenting us with the first opportunity to pilot our new purchase.

My Adventure at Shinnecock Canal

June 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

My Adventure at Shinnecock Canal.