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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Day trip to Fire Island
We finally got around to going out to Fire Island on the weekend, the largest barrier island off the south shore of Long Island. No cars are permitted out there and it is only accessible by a half-hour ferry ride, from Bay Shore or one of the other adjacent towns on Long Island. It was nicer than expected, and it was great to replace all the car noise and sirens on Manhattan with only the sound of the Atlantic Ocean surf and people laughing. Xavi had a lot of fun playing on the beach, though water was only 17 deg C. Fire Is. obviously got hammered by Hurricane Sandy last October but was basically back to normal when we went.
Although it's feasible to go to F.I. as a day trip, it would be nice to stay out there. but unfortunately it seems most rentals are for a minimum of 2 weeks and $3-4K/week.