Blydenburgh Town Park — Memory Lane

Just wanted to go for a quick walk this afternoon, so choose the nearest park. This place seemed so big when I was a kid, but now it seems quite small. Of course I will never forget it as the place where my Dad concluded we were definitely not the “outdoors-y” type — the decisive moment was when he slipped off a log and kind of fell into a muddy stream. That was “enough” for him, and it was the last time we all went together to do any kind of “nature” activity.
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Nissequogue River by Kayak

Absolutely gorgeous day today and I decided to actually try the Canoe trip on the nearby River (i found out about it at some point when i was researching things, and today seems like a good day to try.) — I thought it would be on the River that goes through Connetquot where I was drawing the other day, but in fact it is in a different place, and takes us to the beach where we sometimes go walking.

Well, it is not exactly the beach, but the marsh-y areas that is right behind the beach. We learned that it is called a “Tidal River” and so the timing of our trip will depend on the tides, as we can only go in one direction depending on the tide. For the moment i don’t understand it very well, but it was an interesting exploration.
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Connetquot — Look Who Crossed My Path…

A perfect autumn morning, sun is shining, air is crisp and clear, it is the kind of day that makes you want to do stuff. Though I was a little slow getting started, as I spent some time debating with myself whether to come out for a hike at Connetquot or to go do some shopping. Continue Reading →