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.
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.

22 comments

  1. Oh DEER- I love these photos. :) Ha. You can guess which is my favorite.

    And how cool that the sand is magnatized. :)

    PS: I know what you mean about needing time away from the computer-- I can't seem to tear myself away though!

    Hope you're having a just-as-wonderful-as-you-are week so far.

    Love Always,
    Amber Rose

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love Mr. Hermy. here in the bahamas, crabs cross the streets and you see people swerving all the time, ha. Some of my favorite memories as a kid was at my aunts house in Green Port LI <3

    ReplyDelete
  3. Woah! That sounds like quite the awesome afternoon adventure! That hermit crab is so cute!!! Such a cool series of photos of him coiming out of his little shell.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is going to make me sound like SUCH a nerd, but as a coastal geology major, I cannot count how many times I've had to use magnets on sand samples haha! Sounds like you had a fun adventure! Lovely photos! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your photos are so enchanting The last one with the setting sun and the one with the little hermit crab are especially striking.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's so beautiful by you! I love that you guys moved the hermit crab :) I want to visit there someday, I have not been to the beach all summer and MI has amazing beaches. O well, I will have to make up for it next year. :/

    I got the boots!! They are so awesome thank you for sending them so quick! Kyle is so happy I bought boots that I like that I can wear all over the place. I will style them up soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Unplanned road trips are the best. Looks like a wonderful little adventure you had!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love days like that; so unplanned! Beautiful photos x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I need a break from the computer but man my days are filled with computer viewing during work, but looking at these photos is making me feel like I just went on a mini vacation at my desk. These photos are gorgeous!

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a nice getaway. LMAO @ your gif. Nicely done!!! The weather's getting really chilly here and I've only gone to the beach once during the summer. sigh.. where has the time gone!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. how lovely! i love the red sun in the last photo- the perfect way to end a day at the beach :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the photo of the picnic table in the water! I would love to have a meal there!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely afternoon adventure! sounds relaxing and so fun! I wish I had somewhere close like that to go<3 I'd love it! So glad you saved hermy's life! I did that for a turtle once :D lol I'm sure they appreciate it!

    xo
    chele
    http://wildflowerbazaar.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. wow! what a beautiful pictures! you look fantastic! love your blog xx
    www.elekonchicboutique.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh these are such gorgeous photos! Now I can't wait to see your 'generic' NYC ones.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh these are such gorgeous photos! Now I can't wait to see your 'generic' NYC ones.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by!

happy, honey & lark. All rights reserved. © Maira Gall.