Monday, August 16, 2010

Hiking at Jamaica Bay


Guess what Inky and I did on Saturday? We went on a hike in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to learn about estuaries and coastal environments. I made a little photo album of our trip, click on this link to check it out.


Since Inky is already a Jamaica Bay Junior Ranger, she helped me earn my badge. Of course, she had to wear her favorite green t-shirt; Inky thinks it makes her look like an official park ranger. Isn't this picture silly? Inky set the self-timer on the camera, but the camera took the picture before we were ready.

Happy August!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Violet on Fire Island

Hi everyone! I'm having a great time at Inky's house. Last weekend, we took another trip to Fire Island National Seashore. That's where Inky took the this photo of me. Unfortunately, there were really strong riptides, so we didn't get to play in the water- hence, no photos.


Yesterday, Inky and I were exploring the new neighborhood when we made a new friend, Sonali! Click on the photo above to go to Inky's photostory about what happened.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunset on Fire Island


I love the beach! On Friday, I went with Inky's family to a beautiful sandy beach on Fire Island, a barrier island off of Long Island. To get there, you have to drive across a long causeway across the water. Once you're there, you go around the big traffic circle and head to the lighthouse. Awesome! The water was freezing cold, but Inky and I wore swimsuits just in case.


We had fun playing in the sand, even though we forgot to bring sand toys. It was a hot day, so the sand was nice and warm between our toes.


Inky was brave and ran off to wade in the waves, but I stayed back on the beach blanket- I had just heard that there were sharks sighted here recently! Luckily, we had picked up our Junior Ranger books just before the ranger station closed, so I get a head start on the different activities.


We stayed at the beach watching the sky until the sun set. I loved the beautiful colors in the sky. It was so nice to lean back against the lifeguard chair and smell the sea breeze, listen to the sea gulls, and watch the sun go down. I love the ocean! Inky likes to tell me how envious she is of the mountains in Utah, but I think she is the lucky one- she can go to the ocean any time she likes!