A Day at the Beach

We met up with our friends, Joanna and Alice, to drive to Fire Island and spend the day at the beach. Through a democratic vote, we decided on Ocean Beach, so when we parked, we walked over to the ferry, bought our tickets (one way is $8.50 for a half hour ferry to Ocean Beach) and boarded the boat.

People even brought their dogs on board. This little weiner pup didn’t like the sun, so he would hide under newspapers to stay in the shade.

I had never been to this side of Fire Island, so it was fun to see an island with wagons instead of cars!

What a cute little town, with lots of shops and ice cream stores.

When we arrived to the beach, we set up our umbrellas and napped in the sun and sand.

I took an obligatory feet and beach photo!

Joanna and I decided to take a long walk on the beach. We ended up walking and talking for two hours. We’re both into photography, so we kept snapping things we found interesting. Though both of us were stung by jelly fish, it was nothing like what I experienced in Japan. This sting just caused a tiny bit of numbness in the toes.

I saw this tiny bird perched on a rock and he looked at me right when I needed him to model in the photo.

This man was paddling on a surf board. I’m not really sure why he was doing that, but I thought he was great.

This dog kept running up to me and kept trying to lick my camera lens when I crouched down to take his photo.

I thought these kids were cute. They just sat in the surf and got bashed by waves.

We went to church on the island and enjoyed an evening ferry ride back.

Breakfast: Cottage Cheese and Granola.

Lunch: Alice brought a treat, so I had half a banana nut cupcake from Billy’s Cupcakes, which was unbelievably delicious. Finally, a good cupcake in NYC! I also ate the snacks we brought, Empire Apples and Peaches.

Late Dinner: Beef Salad.