OFF – SEASON
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.
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.
Gary on the porch catches Carol on a beach stroll. So joins to find her on a shell search.
Gosman’s Dock for dinner. Gotta get that lobster right outta the sea.
Explored the historic area of Springs.
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
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!
Harbes Farm Stand
Ferries from Greenport to Shelter Island to Sag Harbor to the…
Our favorite retreat
Yes it is October – a very balmy one
Full Harvest Moon from our porch perch
Lobster on the dock at Montauk
Amber Waves Farmstand
2010 – 2015
Pretty much just us
Ferry from New London
To Orient Point
Hadley & Daniele’s vintage treasure chest NorthFound
The lonely umbrella
Montauk Fishing Village
Lunch Lobster Roll
For over 35 years
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
After Labor Day Crowds Leave
For the big 60
NYU in LONDON
Across from Charlotte Street Hotel
Fitzroy on the corner of Windmill
On Uncle Suitcase’s many many boats
MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA
Papa & Grandma Cary
BOYNTON BEACH FLORIDA
Pop & Grandma’s
PALM BEACH FLORIDA
LONDON & PARIS
Eurostar car all to ourselves through the Chunnel
Guess where in Paris
Yves St. Laurent Suite
Balcony views Sweet
Yacht Day Colombier
Our bungalow on private beachfront compound
Emeraude Plage 1999
Where we stayed in 1988
Took home the most “souvenir proche”