6.12.2009

montauk




Joe rode his bike out to Montauk with some of our friends last weekend. 100 miles. Insane. It took them eight or nine hours. Since I don't get enjoyment out of torturing my body, I drove there to meet up with them. It's really nice to have a car here for weekend trips upstate or to the coast. (Also for driving myself and friends to Ikea, which I've already done three times...) The drive there was so beautiful during sunset, and then at twilight a delicate mist covered everything. It looked like a dream. Except for that in my dreams there is never a mist covering anything. Anyways, I drove through the Hamptons (which I'd never seen before) to get to Montauk and listened to the new Neko Case cd three times in a row. Everything was so picturesque. I love the wood-shingled cottages that are everywhere along the road. I'm really looking forward to exploring more of New England the East Coast while I'm living here.

17 comments:

habitual said...

Well, New England is wonderful! At its best in the summer and fall. Winter in some places is nice too.

I love the north and south forks of Long Island. So many quaint old towns. I typically avoid the Hamptons, but recommend Shelter Island, Greenport, Sag Harbor and Montauk. They still have lots of character!

I'm so glad you are settling in!

jenny gordy said...

yep, people have told me that sag harbor and shelter island are nice, but everyone avoids the hamptons! i'm definitely more into off-the-beaten path towns that have character.

a few years ago joe's family took us to saugerties, ny for christmas, and it was gorgeous with everything covered in snow.

kristina said...

Just wanted to thank you for my latest Wiksten purchase from a few weeks ago (it is almost too lovely for words, as always) and to say, glad the move seems to have gone well. And, I adore the most recent Neko Case CD and have played it over and over many a time.

erica said...

north shore fried clams! new england summers are what i live for.

Jessica said...

Congrats on your move and I hope your kitties adjust soon, moving is so hard for them.
And, as a native and annoyingly proud new england-er, I do have to respectfully correct you. While the very tip of long island is really super close to new england - alas it's in new york. But do come and explore, Western Mass is spectacular in the summer.

vanessa.e. said...

try to make it up to Boston or Cape Cod -- to the REAL New England! I think you'd like it.

Jennifer said...

Love Neko Case.
She's got a fantastic voice.
Love her red hair, too.

Siew said...

It sounds so idyllic. I've got a thing for the east coast, especially early summer and fall. And funny, as I am reading this, I am listening to the very same cd! Love her.

*gemmifer* said...

The Hamptons aren't that bad if you visit in the fall or winter. Still pretty and the summer crowds are gone; really only the locals and a few of us Western Long Islanders heading out for the day. The Parrish Museum in Southampton is a nice place to visit too.

Oh, and I don't know if you've found any good radio stations yet, but I wanted to recommend the following:

FM 90.7 WFUV (Fordham University's station) plays a great, sometimes eclectic, mix of music, though weekends focus on traditional Irish music, which isn't really my thing.

AM 820 and FM 93.9 WNYC (local NPR station) excellent local, national, and international programming.

FM 91.1 WFMU I haven't listened in a while but if I remember correctly they play a really eclectic mix of music. I think I'm going to have to remember to program them into my car stereo!

And next time you head out to the East End of LI you should give a listen to WSHU (Connecticut NPR station). They've got different frequencies for different regions of the CT/LI area; check their website for details).

google said...

what exactly is going on in that second picture?

jenny gordy said...

good question, google. it was a human pyramid. don't ask why. i couldn't tell you, but it was fun.

melissa k w said...

the dia:beacon is really cool and a short jaunt from nyc. northampton mass is fun and the finger lakes are great for wineries and hiking and biking. the adirondacks and white mountains of new hampshire are supposed to be amazing, too.

i have really fond memories of the hamptons minus all the nyc summer crowd bs. if you go back again i think it's even lovelier off season.

oh i am so homesick for the northeast. have fun!!!

Gaia said...

I'm in New England and still haven't made it to the beach yet. boo. Glad you're having fun!
PS your room looks gorgeous.

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Aileen

jones said...

montauk is one of my most favorite places. I don't know if you are much of a camper, but Hither Hills Park is lovely. glad you enjoyed it!

Kait said...

Wow, beautiful. Glad you are adapting to your new environment well and taking advantage of all the great areas and things it has to offer : )

cindy : quaint said...

sag harbor is still quaint and our favorite antique store in the entire world, ok we haven't visited the entire world ;), is sage street antiques. you can get really nice things at good prices. i think you would like it. i love the new album from neko case album, including the car on the cover. glad you're adapting.