Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Long Island

We just got back from a trip to Long Island, NY to visit with family (Ross side).  For years we have been visiting Uncle Bob and the house in Mattituck.  The house was purchased by my husband's grandparents in 1945.

It is so nice to be right on Peconic Bay to enjoy swimming, sailing, kayaking and this year, paddle boarding (we rented a board).  At one point, the entire Ross clan was there.

One of the first things we did was put Frank to work on a new set of stairs down to the beach. (It was his idea.)  The old ones had been washed away from the hurricane a few years ago.  It also makes hauling kayaks and sailboats up and down much easier.

My favorite thing to do there is kayak in the morning.  So we got the kayak out and put Frank to work on fixing the broken seat.  (I think the kayak only comes out when we are there. Same with the sailboat that Frank and I managed to get out of the garage and down to the beach.)  He removed the entire seat, so for a day or two I had to paddle sitting with crossed legs on the bottom of the kayak.

Anna and her cousin, Alexandra, floating on a calm day.

More pictures in the next post.

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