I didn't expect to go so far east, but we ended up at Robert Moses State Park. There was a beautiful, watery sunset that made the pink sand glow. Did you know that this sand is magnetized? My mom would take me out to the beach with magnets when I was little and we would hold them over the sand and it would jump up like magic. The waves were really intense because of Earl coming up the east coast, it finally felt like there was a fall chill to the air. On the way home there were a few deer, and the last few minutes of sunlight.
04 September 2010
I Love Long Island
I'm incredibly behind on blogging but I took a much needed break from the computer in general. On Thursday I had a half day at work for the holiday weekend. It was so exciting to have the whole afternoon free! I called my friend and we went on a uniquely Long Island adventure driving east along the ocean with no specific place in mind to go. We stopped at Jones Beach first where we discovered that erosion had created inland pools of warm saltwater and even a swift flowing stream away from the ocean. Jones Beach is not the best smelling beach in the world, so we thought it would be a good idea to keep driving east to Oak Beach. It's really more of a cove with rocks, a dock, and a beautiful view of the Robert Moses Causeway. When we got there some seagulls dropped a giant hermit crab onto the grass trying to break its shell, when it didn't break we realized that there was a little crab still inside there. I made friends with him, named him Hermy the Hermit Crab, and then placed him out of harm's way before continuing east.