Travel Treks



North Fork
South Fork


Long Island
New York




Carol & Gary South Forked autumns & winters while dating from 1981.
Greenwich Village to Amagansett & Sun Haven Motel in Napeague.

When Ben left for NYU, C&G resumed Forking Around from Northampton, Massachusetts. 2010 – 2015. Three ferries. North Fork to South Fork to that same beach in Napeague. 

Continued their annual Forking Around from the Upper West Side in 2017.
Two ferries each way to and from the North Fork to that Napeague beach.

Always Happy When Awaiting the Greenport Ferry



Mid – September

North Fork. After favorite stops at Paumanok Vineyard for a few bottles of their citrusy sauvignon blanc and Harbes farmstand for the necessary apple cider donuts, made a visit to niece Hadley at her new home amidst the grapevines in Cutchogue. She was working on a photo shoot of her renovations for Country Living magazine.

So, her daughter Grey was hanging out with Grandpa and Giddy at their place in Southold. We had to say hi as she enjoyed her oatmeal and berries mush lunch.


South Fork. Two ferries later, stocked up on snacks at Citarella in East Hampton. Then the familiar route along the Montauk Highway past Lunch





to our favorite porch spot on the beach. Happy Feet 2019 Edition.

Cocktails on a sunny windless afternoon by the sea. Where is everybody? Not here!


Little necks fix at The Clam Bar for dinner. With a lobster roll chaser before the sun went down. Back to the porch for a gibbous moon view.


Next day after lots of sun, off to look at real estate in Springs, East Hampton and Southampton. Lunched at Bobby Van’s in Bridgehampton. Burger for G and grilled calamari salad for me. Yum.

Checked out Wolffer Estate vineyards and winery in Sagaponack.
Grapes looked ready for the crush.


Back on the beach porch we had a surprised-looking visitor. Hi Buck!


Another back porch sunset. Until next time …

p.s. I actually got up at sunrise one morning and saw one of our dolphin friends from last year arching and jumping and breaching. But, since photographer Dr. Husband was still sleeping, I can’t prove it. Still magical for me.



Mid – September

Checked out Aqua Beach Club in Aquebogue. A basic dated motel with a little beach on Peconic Bay. In Mattituck, stopped at Harbes large farm where kids were apple picking. We grabbed our favorite cider donuts and some apples. Tasted sauvignon blancs at Macari Vineyards and bought a bottle.

Meandered along Peconic Bay to the ferry in Greenport. Crossed Shelter Island to the second ferry to North Haven. Stopped for lunch at Lulu Kitchen in Sag Harbor. A mediocre bistro on Main Street.

Landed at our perennial ocean front paradise. East of Amagansett. West of Montauk.

The off-season ever-empty beach. From our porch we spy that lonely umbrella. This year it’s blue.

lonely blue umbrella

empty beach

Across the street, as always, the Clam Bar.  Light fresh fried flounder. Sweetest littlenecks.

Back to the porch. A strange sight on the horizon. What are those stacks on that ship? And one it tow. Burning some gas it seems.

methane closer


Gary on the porch catches Carol on a beach stroll. So joins to find her on a shell search.

better carol pink

candy on beach

Gosman’s Dock for dinner.  Gotta get that lobster right outta the sea.


Explored the historic area of Springs.

asawaugh hall.jpg

parsons blacksmith.jpg

st peters chapel

One morning a magical surprise. Sitting on the porch having coffee.
Luckily Gary had his telephoto at the ready.

At first we thought we saw shark fin
But no! They were jumping
Dolphins this far north? Such an unexpected treat

flipper fin & body

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flipper 1

Heading home. Two ferries back to the North Fork to stock up on end of summer riches. Heirlooms, cukes, squash, lettuce, peppers, sweet corn.

Krupski’s in Peconic and Harbes little stand in Jamesport

harbes header

See you next time!




Early October

Paumanok Vineyards

vineyard porch

vineyard vines tables

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Harbes Farm Stand

cider donuts stand

flower animal and wagon

Ferries from Greenport to Shelter Island to Sag Harbor to the…


South Fork

Our favorite retreat
In Napeague
Yes it is October – a very balmy one

deck view

deer from deck

a la derecha

dunes and motel



Full Harvest Moon from our porch perch


Lobster on the dock at Montauk








Amber Waves Farmstand

amagansett header


From Northampton
2010 – 2015

Pretty much just us


North Fork

Ferry from New London
To Orient Point







Hadley & Daniele’s vintage treasure chest NorthFound






Kontokosta Winery








Shelter Island

Between ferries








South Fork










Napeague Beach

The lonely umbrella






Same spot
Different years












gary beach


Montauk Fishing Village











Montauk Highway

Lunch Lobster Roll
For over 35 years

long lunch









sunset poles

sunset boats

sunset crane



Watch Hill, Rhode Island


After Labor Day Crowds Leave
September 2014







For the big 60
March 2011







March 2009











Across from Charlotte Street Hotel
Fitzroy on the corner of Windmill













Many Many

Duck Tour

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Many Many

On Uncle Suitcase’s many many boats

dad ben boat


mv craig ben



Papa & Grandma Cary
Many Many

marco papa grandma

ben marco

us marco




Pop & Grandma’s
Many Many

ben moorings circle




Four Seasons
Many Many

four seasons convertible

ben 4 seasons palm

ben 4 seasons pool




July 1999








Eurostar car all to ourselves through the Chunnel

Guess where in Paris







Lutetia Hotel
Yves St. Laurent Suite

Balcony views Sweet






lutetia c&g



April 1999

Yacht Day Colombier

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Anse Gouverneur
Our bungalow on private beachfront compound

our private bungalow suite

St B Room 99

st barths room

st barths pool

Lizard Lounge

lizard lounge st b

Emeraude Plage 1999
Where we stayed in 1988

emeraude plage


St. Jean

October 1988

Took home the most “souvenir proche”

candy st barths