Favorite passtime. Forking Around. Crush at the vineyards on the North Fork. Farmstands brimming with apples, mums and cider donuts. Autumnal colors in full bloom.
Paumanok Vineyards. Aquebogue.
Harbes Family Farm. Mattituck.
Then. Shelter Island ferries to the South Fork for a warm sunny beach week in Napeague & Montauk. Clam Bar & Gosman’s still bopping. Yes. It is October!
It’s the year of the disruptor. Smashing traditional political patterns of the past. Nominating a real estate developer. Celebrity television man. A guy who lives in a gilt castle on Fifth Avenue. With his own airplanes. Helicopter. Sounds more like an oligarch or monarch. Donald the First. We live in a new kingdom. Problem is. Moats don’t work anymore.
Hillary is next in the line of Democratic succession. Yet her crown is tarnished. Her reign stale before it begins. Bernie. Her 74 year-old rival for the throne is the fresher face of the future. Corral the dragons. Raise the drawbridge!
Lonely umbrella. Abandoned beach. Post Labor Day at Napeague.
Serene scene. Crowds gone. Gossman’s Dock. Fishing Village. Montauk.
Travel Treks, September 2015.