The very next weekend

we yet again took a boat across the wide ocean, to an island of verdant forests and empty beaches … and golf carts! And this trip included both Ian and Aunt Shira (and Ian’s parents, and the baby of many naps who is not featured in a single photo because of said many naps). We were pretty thrilled to meet Ian on the ferry, and I think the feeling was mutual:

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We headed straight to the beach the first evening to recover from our drives:

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Golf carts, definitely a hit with the kids. Especially when it rained and Shira drove. Two months later we’re still talking about it.

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Don’t worry, traffic is not that bad on the island:

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Children happily waiting for a drive …

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And many of the roads seemed virtually unchanged since Shira and I were there as children. The drive to the North beach:

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This is the coastal hiking path which leaves from that road:

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Milo devoted much of his time to keeping an eye out for “doggies driving” so he rather appreciates this photo:

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Most surprisingly programming on the island has improved in the last, say, 20 years since Shira and I visited. The conservancy ran daily kids activities and they were excellent. Touch tanks with horseshoe crabs, storytime with snakes, shell collecting (quickly redirected to fishing by Ian) with 4 attentive teaching interns and a class size of 2: Talia and Ian.

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Plus Shira did a great job of catching fast-moving crabs for Ian and Talia:

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Ian offered to watch for deer while Shira drove. Talia piped up from the back that she’d keep an eye out for spiders.

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To be continued.

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One Response to “The very next weekend”

  1. MES Says:

    Gorgeous pic of Talia on the gleaming beach!

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