Travel Treks

FORKING AROUND

North Fork
South Fork

Long Island, New York

Carol & Gary started forking from Greenwich Village to Amagansett & Montauk while dating. 1981 – 1982. 

After Ben left for NYC, C&G returned to forking around from Northampton. 2010 – 2015.

Always before or after the “season”.  Continuing the annual foray from the Upper West Side in 2016. 

 

Four Ferries
September 2018

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.  Fried flounder. Light and fresh. Sweet littlest necks.

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 comes down to find her on a shell search

better carol pink

candy on beach

Gosman’s Dock for dinner
Lobster Roll / Lunch was closed
Gotta get that lobster right outta the sea

lobstergossman

Explored the historic area of Springs

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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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flippers

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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

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See you next time!

 

Balmy October 2017

North Fork

Paumanok Vineyards
Aquebogue

vineyard porch

vineyard vines tables

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grapes

Harbes Farm Stand
Mattituck

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

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

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From Northampton
2010 – 2015

Pretty much just us

 

North Fork

Ferry from New London
To Orient Point

 

 

 

 

 

Peconic

Hadley & Daniele’s vintage treasure chest NorthFound

 

 

 

 

 

Kontokosta Winery
Greenport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter Island

Between ferries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Fork

Amagansett

 

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Napeague Beach

The lonely umbrella

 

 

 

 

 

Same walkway
Different years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gary beach

 

Montauk Fishing Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montauk Highway

Lunch Lobster Roll
For over 35 years

long lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunsets

sunset poles

sunset boats

sunset crane

 

 

OCEAN HOUSE
Watch Hill, Rhode Island

 

After Labor Day Crowds Leave
September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the big 60
March 2011

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NYU in LONDON

March 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitzrovia

Across from Charlotte Street Hotel
Fitzroy on the corner of Windmill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bath

 

 

 

 

BOSTON
Many Many

Duck Tour

duck tour boston

 

 

MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many Many

On Uncle Suitcase’s many many boats

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MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA

Papa & Grandma Cary
Many Many

marco papa grandma

ben marco

us marco

 

 

BOYNTON BEACH FLORIDA

Pop & Grandma’s
Many Many


ben moorings circle

 

 

PALM BEACH FLORIDA

Four Seasons
Many Many

four seasons convertible

ben 4 seasons palm

ben 4 seasons pool

 

 

LONDON & PARIS

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

 

SAINT BARTHÉLEMY  

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

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EMERAUDE PLAGE
St. Jean

October 1988

Took home the most “souvenir proche”

candy st barths