We’re off to Fair Harbor in Fire Island. It’s a wonderful town on one of the shelter islands off the southern coast of Long Island. From Manhattan, it takes a LIRR train, jitney (fancy name for a mini bus from the train station to the ferry) and a ferry to get to.
The trip takes about 2 1/2 hours from the time you leave NYC’s Penn Station until you set foot on Fire Island. But once you arrive, you feel like you’ve left the city far behind.
Since Fire Island is a small island, there are few four wheel vehicles. A few year round residents and people who compose the local businesses have cars; otherwise, they are forbidden.
The beach is a US National Coast Line and sitting by the water’s edge you feel the wonder of the natural beauty. Since Fire Island is difficult to get to and there are few public facilities, the beaches are relatively empty.
For me, it’s a great place to sit in a beach chair with my knitting in hand and listen to the constant sound of the water lapping up to the shore.
Submitted by Knitted Yarns Editor-in-Chief