We made a very quick trip out to Long Island on Wed.
The usual winter wind had already set in, making the otherwise warm and strongly sunny day very chilly. The clouds were traveling fast. The sand was blowing off of the beach and into the sky like a sunlit hazy fog. The beach was empty but for 2 gulls.
We made the trek to Orient Point-just in time to see the ferry load and leave and passed through Greenport on the long trip home.
Just outside East Marion we came upon 2 cars stopped-one had just hit and killed a deer. So sad.
Several farm stands were still open but had closed by the time we passed them on the return trip. I would have loved some cider. Fresh apples and cabbage. Brussel sprouts.
Off season is my favorite time to visit Long Island. It is so quiet and peaceful but for that strong, constant wind.