Warm weather lovers rejoiced this week on Long Island! Schools were closed here this week, so many people take the opportunity to head south to escape the cold. This year, those of us who stayed local had no cold weather to complain about. We had record warmth, which made it easy to travel around the island with my camera. We had some wonderful foggy days, some great clouds, as well as days with crystal clear skies. I started my week locally in Mastic Beach on a wonderfully cloudy morning.
This time of year, the sun rises directly behind fire Island Lighthouse from Captree State Park, so I had to go see that.
Next stop- another great bay view at sunrise, Corey Beach in Blue Point.
Next came a cloudy, but enjoyable little getaway to Shelter Island. There is a great view of the Bug Light from Hay Beach.
Back to my local stomping grounds, Smith Point Beach.
I can't have a week off without heading to Montauk, and with such great foggy weather, I made a few stops on the way back.
It was actually warm enough to go kayaking on the Carmans River.
I wasn't the only one taking to the water.
It was nice to have the time to hike the beach to Old Inlet for a sunset.
I attended an Ansel Adams exhibit in Nassau County, and I was inspired to create this image of a tree on the museum grounds.
I wrapped up the week in Sag Harbor. It was the annual Harbor Frost Festival, but it wasn't frosty at all, but warm and foggy. Included is a shot from a ferry ride on the way there.
What a great way to wrap up the week! All photos are available for sale on this website. Thanks for letting me share my week with you!