One advantage of living on Long Island (and for me personally, advantages of living here are very hard to come by) is the presence of large bodies of water open to kayaking and canoeing. Besides the obvious Long Island Sound and the Great Sound Bay, there are several rivers that can be explored by personal watercraft. One such river, is the Peconic on Eastern Long island. It originates near Brookhaven National Lab and lazily flows east, towards Riverhead and the crotch of Long Island and eventually empties into the Flanders Bay, which is apart of the Peconic Bay. This river has been on my list ever since I moved to Long Island but for variety of reasons (most of them bullshit excuses) never got around to it.
Entries Tagged as 'Geocaching'
August 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Adventure, Fun, Geocaching, Kayaking and Canoeing, Long Island, Personal, Photography
February 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Fun, Geocaching, Slovensky
Začiatkom roku 2008 som sa s mojou mamou, učiteľkou na súkromnej Základnej škole Bellamos v Martine dohodol na vypustení dvoch travelbugov, cestujúcich predmetov, ktoré sa pohybujú po svete účastníkmi (hráčmi) celosvetovej hry nazývanej geocaching. Keďže sa mamina trieda volala trieda “Efraima Pančušiska”, boli travelbugy boli pomenované ako “Pipi Dlhá Pančucha” a “Pipilietko”.
May 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Bicycling, Geocaching, Long Island
After last weeks inaugural ride of 2010, we headed to the Westhampton Barrier Island which lies to the south of Long island. There are several outer barrier islands lining the south shore of Long Island – Westhampton, Long Beach, Fire Island or Jones Beach. Westhampton barrier island is terminated by the Shinnecock inlet in the east and by the Moriches inlet in the west. It is not the longest of the four, but it is the only one that has an asphalt road spanning from one end to another AND is not entirely covered by obnoxious suburbia.
September 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Geocaching, Hiking, Long Island, Photography
Another geocaching “hike” on Long Island, the first one since our return from Slovakia. This time, I was joined by Richard who quite suddenly started geocaching himself. The weather was very nice, sunny but relatively cool and breezy and we even had Curie the dog with us for the day. I have geocached in the area before, in the Maple Swamp County Park to be exact. That time, we also ventured a bit into Hubbard County to pick up a few caches. There were, however, enough caches left to warrant another visit.
August 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Geocaching, Hiking, Photography
After last year’s unsuccessful attempt (rainy and slippery) with Francis, Lisa, Andi and my mom I decided to try hiking Mt. Monadnock again, except this Millicent was around to join me on this hike. We decided to get an early start as we were still planning to drive down to Long Island later that afternoon. After a 30 minute drive from MA to Monadnock State Park in NH were paid the hiking fee ($4 per person), were given a map by a ranger who also gave us some good, albeit obvious advice. Bring plenty of water and warm clothing because weather can change quickly.
June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Fun, Geocaching, Travel
Toto je záber na môj Garmin nüvi 205W pri kešovačke v Tvrdošíne. Kombinácia názvu ulice “Hríbiky” v Tvrdošíne so spôsobom akým Garmin interpretuje mapu Slovakia Roads skončila takouto srandovnou hláškou. Len pre informáciu dodám, že hríbiky ešte nerástli. This post simply makes no sense in English, only in Slovak.
May 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Geocaching, Hiking, Long Island, Photography
As Francis’ visit on Long Island was coming to an end, we decided to do some geocaching on the Eastern end of Long Island. The weather reports for Saturday looked rather gloomy, but since we haven’t geocached together in a while we were determined to go rain or shine. I put together a pretty busy itinerary of almost 30 geocaches in the Maple Swamp County Park as well as in the Hubbard County Park, close to Riverhead, on the south fork of Long Island.
May 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments · Bicycling, Geocaching, Long Island
Long and Short beach are located in the town of Nissequogue on the North Shore of Long Island. Both beaches seemed to be accessible by ~20-25 mile bicycle ride to the west from our homebase in Stony Brook. The weather forecast for the weekend was sunny and hot (too hot) so we decided to leave around 8 am from campus. After some minor repairs and bike maintenance we left around 8:30. The basic plan was to follow 25A to St. James and then Moriches road north to the beaches and then on the way back, to avoid busy 25A we planned to follow the coast on Harbor Road back to Stony Brook village and to campus.
April 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Geocaching, Hiking
Compared to Long Island, north-central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire offer plentiful opportunities for mountain biking, hiking as well as geocaching. One of those opportunities is the the Mason Rail Trail, which starts at the MA/NH border and continues north before turning west. We were eager to take an easy walk in a fairly secluded place, while doing some geocaching and giving Curie a chance to run around.