Travel Treks


North Fork
South Fork


Long Island
New York


Carol & Gary started Forking while dating in 1981. Autumns & winters from Greenwich Village to Amagansett & the now-defunct Sun Haven Motel in Napeague.

Resumed off-season Forking Around from Northampton to the New London – Orient Point ferry, 2010 – 2015. Then continued their annual forays from the Upper West Side in 2017. 

C & G love ferrying around the forks. As long as they end up on the beach at Napeague.

Lunch by the Greenport – Shelter Island 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!


Littlenecks 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.


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

Another back deck 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 in 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.       See you next time!



Early October

Started on the North Fork.  Paumanok Vineyards,  Aquebogue.

vineyard porch

vineyard vines tables

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Harbes Farm Stand in Mattituck.

cider donuts stand

flower animal and wagon

Ferries from Greenport to Shelter Island to Sag Harbor to the… South Fork.  To 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 in Amagansett.

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From Northampton
2010 – 2015

Every off-season. Pretty much just us.


Ferry from New London to Orient Point on the North Fork.





In Peconic, Hadley & Daniele’s vintage treasure chest NorthFound.





Kontokosta Winery.





Shelter Island, between ferries.






To the South Fork.

Napeague Clam Bar







and beach

and the lonely umbrella.





Same spot
different years.










gary beach

Montauk Fishing Village.










Montauk Highway. Lunch Lobster Roll for over 35 years.

long lunch






Autumnal Sunsets.

sunset poles

sunset boats

sunset crane




The Ocean House

September 2014
Post- Labor Day





March 2011
Big 60







March 2009






Fitzrovia. Across from Charlotte Street Hotel,
The Fitzroy on the corner of Windmill.









Duck Tour.

duck tour boston



On Uncle Suitcase’s many many boats.

dad ben boat


mv craig ben



With Papa & Grandma Cary.

marco papa grandma

ben marco

us marco


At Pop & Grandma’s.

ben moorings circle



Four Seasons Hotel.

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. Left Bank. Yves St. Laurent Suite. Balcony views Sweet.






lutetia c&g



April 1999

Yacht Day Colombier.

yacht st bart














Anse Gouverneur, bungalow on private beachfront compound.

our private bungalow suite

St B Room 99

st barths room

st barths pool

The Lizard Lounge on the Beach.

lizard lounge st b

Emeraude Plage 1999, where we stayed in 1988.

emeraude plage


EMERAUDE PLAGE, Baie de St. Jean
October 1988

Took home the most “souvenir proche”.

candy st barths