Tag: Greenport

Clearing the Tracks with Jaws

Clearing the Tracks with Jaws

There’s no good reason at all that I’m posting this photo of the Bonnie next to the track-clearing plow train. I just like it.

JAWS III sits beside the Long Island Railroad Museum in Greenport, NY. Whenever I stick close to home I seem to find myself out there on Long Island’s north fork.

Lately Ive been trying to find ways to kickstart my creativity. Or more accurately, hang on to it. I have no trouble getting inspired or excited about ideas. The follow-through is where I go to pieces. That seems to be the result of expecting too much or being too restrictive with my peculiar rules about what things I should be posting and when. I mean… I’m not writing medical research here. I’m not a business. I’m not a professional writer. I’m not building a “brand.” I’m just a dope with a computer who is recording their thoughts.

Somehow I get derailed by the idea that a blog is supposed to be more highbrow than what I might post to Instagram. That’s my favorite social distraction. But because of it’s ease and my low expectations of it, Insta has become a surrogate blog. There – people (I?) seem to be fine with long posts, short posts, no words, 20 posts in a day, or whatever. Anything goes. I need to adopt that type of thinking for my blog. My rigid ideas about blogging aren’t doing me any good. They make me not blog. And I think writing things down is good for me.

And soooo… hopefully I can get out of my own way here. Moving on! 🙂

Long Island: Fork to Fork On the Ferry

Long Island: Fork to Fork On the Ferry

What is it about boarding a ferry on your bike that makes you feel like you’re going somewhere even when that somewhere is less than a mile away?

Greenport - Shelter Island Ferry

On the eastern end of Long Island, to get from one fork to the other you can hop the ferry in either Greenport or Sag Harbor and use lovely Shelter Island as your cut through.

the forks of Long Island

Of course while you’re there, it would be a shame to miss out on riding around the island’s quiet lanes.

I’ve heard it said that Shelter Island has a New England-y feel to it. It’s hard for me to tell because I have been there enough times for it to only feel like Shelter Island. I guess you’ll just have to go and decide for yourself.

Tiger of the Ferry

Even though the ride on both boats is all of 5 minutes, you still get the sensation that you’re heading off on an adventure.

Perception is everything.

Church Sign: The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose

Church Sign: The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose

I love this message: The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose.

This sign is found on Route 25 in Greenport, NY. Their signs are consistently entertaining.

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Some of my favorite Church Signs were:

What Is The Silliest Reason for Riding?

What Is The Silliest Reason for Riding?

Today the weather was pretty warm for a January day in New York. It was 45 degrees and sunny when I left the house. I headed out to the town of Greenport, to take a picture of a vintage neon sign there.

It has become abundantly clear that I will go for a ride for what some people would see as a really silly “reason.” Obviously, I often go for rides for no good reason at all. But sometimes its to take a picture of a sign, a giant sombrero, a huge cauliflower, or maybe just to get a piece of pie.

The Coronet in Greenport NY
The Coronet in Greenport, NY

How about you? What’s the silliest “reason” you’ve headed out for a ride?

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