Stony Brook Creek
This is the Stony Brook Yacht Club's old dock which sits in Stony Brook Harbor
The harbor area is lined with rocks on it's east side to help keep erosion at bay. This is one of the more beautiful ones there. My earth-science teacher husband say's this is a fine example of a rock by the name of "Gneiss". The camera couldn't capture it, but it was sparkling in the sun with it's veins of mica. When this is cut flat and polished you might recognize it as what we're all calling it these days, a granite counter top.
This is a retired fork lift that's been put out to pasture and is now "antiquing" itself in the yacht club graveyard.
The Last Rose of Summer?
This is where Stony Brook Harbor empties into Long Island Sound. That sky is what captured my attention, though. So a beach walk was definitely in order, with that little building in the righthand bottom corner of this picture being my destination.
A Lonely September Beach and Two Sole Fishermen
It's high tide and at the end of the beach across a small inlet is a tiny piece of land called Shipman's Point.
Sitting on Shipman's Point is the Stony Brook Gamecock Cottage, built in the 1860's for the purpose of raising game birds. It was moved to this spot from a nearby street on a floating raft in the 1880's. The two story structure was placed in this location to house rowing shells. Then, in the early 1900's it was used, and rented out, as a beach cottage by Mrs. Frank Melville. Wouldn't you love to spend a few days there?!! Unfortunately, it is now owned by the town and is registered as a National Historic Building. As you would imagine it also takes a prize for being the most photographed and painted place in our Three Village Area.
As I turned to head back up the beach and into the sun, this was the striking sight I saw.
And this big guy was getting quite a ride as the strong wind whipped his web back and forth. He was moving so fast I couldn't even get a clear photo of him. Obviously, he's a thrill seeker!
Although these photos probably make the day look calm this little video will show just how windy it really was by the water.
And, now back to Stony Brook Creek and then a brief side trip across the street to enjoy a few of the area's end of summer flowers at the harbor's local inn and eatery.
The Three Village Inn
With it's outdoor bridal arch,
A late day shot of a Crepe Myrtle bough,
And, one more parting goodbye to that fabulous September sky.
Thank you for letting me share this late summer day with you. I hope you enjoyed it.