Jan 13, 2011

Indian Island Park


For our first hike of the year we choose a park we'd never visited before, Indian Island Park, a Suffolk county parkland of 275 acres.  One can normally drive around and through it but after a heavy snow barricades were up part way inside to keep vehicles off the unplowed areas.  It was a beautiful sunny day with almost no wind.  We walked the perimeter along the sandy shore of Flanders Bay to the white sand causeway then across to the picnic area where we had lunch at a picnic table in a sunbeam.  Descriptions of the park say the best times to visit are in the summer and early fall but the solitude of winter was perfect for us.  There were a few cross country skiers in the park and two kayaks on the bay but that was about it.












Shells as found...




















For more Sky Watch photos click here.



13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! Of course I love the water as well as the skies! And then there are the shells! Superb captures all, Mark! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the fourth picture from the top the most, the one of the sand, water AND snow!

Ocean Girl said...

Beautiful area. And I love your pictures. Great shots!

J Bar said...

Great collection of shots.
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Cloudia said...

Oh thanks!


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chubskulit said...

Lovely sky shots!!

When Snow Meets Sky, they kissed!

Naturegirl said...

With a nip in the air and warm clothing I think this was a peacefull walk with Nature!Happy that I was able to give you a bit of sunshine with my SWF entry!

Facemot said...

Very beautiful place! I must visit!

Facemot said...

Very beautiful place! I must visit!

Gemel said...

Absolutely stunning.

KaHolly said...

A lovely photo essay of a beautiful place. I like how you saved the picture of the fence for last. Very fitting!

Lily Robinson said...

Oh, I would LOVE to ride my horses there. Beautiful!

Beate said...

Beautiful!!