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North shore of Long Island, NY
19th Jul 2008
New York: Jones State Park beach

Saturday was Peter's R&R day, and so we spent it on Long Island. We toured the peninsula on which Port Washington sits.  This is his hometown and was a 1645 settlement, renamed relatively recently.  We saw two of Solomon Guggenheim's castles, which he donated to the state.  They are lovely manor houses done in the style of castles.

After Port Washington we headed to the south of Long Island to the Jones State Park beach, a section on the long (100-ish mile) sand bank that shields Long Island from the Atlantic.   The beach was great and the water perfect.  It was really nice to be on a beach (my 10th or so on this trip) where I could relax and mess around without worrying about my passport and car key.  Peter taught me to body surf, the poor man's surfboarding.... a lot of fun.

In the evening we went out to eat in PW and then came home quite early.  A very nice day.

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North shore of Long Island, NY

Guggenheim`s castle, Port Washington, NY

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