Mar 10, 2009
This past Saturday was the warmest day of the year with temperatures in the low 60s. Folks were enjoying the outdoors in many ways. Couples were taking walks, joggers got their exercise and a lot of yard work was getting done. One fellow in waders stood on a sandbar at the mouth of Jockey Creek successfully clamming, dredging his clam rake through the top four or five inches of underwater sand. When he pulled up the rake with clams in it he'd dump them into a bucket that was kept afloat by an inner tube tethered to him with a small rope.
We drove to Great Hog Neck's most southern part, Cedar Beach Point, just across the Peconic Bay from Jessup Neck. Folks we didn't know seemed eager to chat. Everyone was happy with such a beautiful day, even the dogs were smiling.
Mar 4, 2009
Saturday we took a short trip to visit our twin fork to the south. It was a blustery, cold day with little relief from the steely overcast. The largely unpeopled beach was a simple canvas. Moderate waves rolled in as sand blasted through the air. I stepped out of the jeep and braved a few telephoto shots. Almost none were usable as the camera was difficult to steady in the buffeting gusts. I had more success shooting long distance from inside the jeep with the camera resting on the top edge of a halfway rolled down window, what I refer to as "car hunting". Even then we were rocking and only stabilization saved a few photos.