Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fire Island 2011, part 3

Started writing around 8:52 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, while watching “Good Morning America” in our room at the Madison in the Fire Island Pines.

The weather was certainly far from ideal at times, but the second full weekend on Fire Island proved quite eventful.

Patrick Healy of The New York Times, Michael Schulman of The New Yorker and actor Mat Devine discussed the saga that “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has become at the Blue Whale in the Pines on Saturday, May 14. The Belvedere's refurbished pool deck could very well become one of Cherry Grove’s most popular destinations this summer. And the fried calamari that we enjoyed at the Pines Bistro last night was a sure sign that the season has officially begun. Here are three other notes and observations from the weekend.
1) Luke at the Madison went out of his way to make us feel comfortable during our stay. He also cooks a really good breakfast each morning.
2) Jellyfish are among the ugliest creatures known to man.
3) Watching the sun set over the Great South Bay with a significant other by your side is simply priceless.

Gay pride on display at Island Breeze in Cherry Grove.

Calamari at the Pines Bistro on Saturday, May 14.

The Madison.

Wet petals on Ocean Walk in the Pines after an early morning downpour on Sunday, May 15.

No comments: