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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Life's A Beach

Life Guard
Photo by myself in Sunken Meadow, a state park in Long Island.

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New York beaches kick off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend. It was the first working day for life guards, though the waters won't be bearable for a couple months. The water temperatures for Long Island are typically in the mid-50's at this time.

Sunken Meadow is one of many beaches relatively close to the city. It's a state park with huge grass fields, areas for picnics and barbecues, and even a 27-hole golf course.

Wooden life guard posts are set up along a pristine beach, and a tidy boardwalk runs for nearly a mile along the shore. No one was in the water today, but there were a couple volleyball games in progress and many folks walking along the boardwalk.

The New York State Parks website lists 72 state parks that have beaches. The more well-known of these include Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park.

Day trips are easily accessible destinations just outside the five boroughs of New York City.

9 comments:

roentarre said...

Very abstract like. Cool capture

The Barber Bunch said...

See.... I would never think NYC and Beach together. Learn something new everyday!

Great Pic BTW. I would love to be sitting right there!

Carolyn

Kitty said...

Thanks James.
Mark felt the same. He thought it resembled a watercolor

Hi Carolyn
There are beaches closer to the city like Coney Island and City Island in the Bronx. These are accessible by the subway!

Susu said...

New York City, and then a refreshing hop on an airy beach... could life get any better! Summers are great, aren't they? The most important thing is taking it easy, getting distance from your job.

Tammy said...

I like the picture, but it kinda reminds me of the Jaws movie. LOL

babooshka said...

The movie Dark City came to my mind. Great photographici mage of an artistic image.

Mab said...

Like the photo Kitty but I can't get around the fact of a beach near NYC. Do you go there often? Does the beach get crowded?


Mab:)

Knoxville Girl said...

Love the photo - I like those little squares of color. Every few years I make it up to Sandy Hook, where I walk to the tip by the Coast Guard station and wave at Brooklyn. Hi, NYC!

Jim said...

Very nice picture. Striking in its simplicity.