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The sun sets over the entrance to the Throgs Neck Bridge. The building of the Throgs Neck was planned and managed by Robert Moses and designed by Othmar Ammann (the man behind the George Washington, Bronx-Whitestone, Verrazano and Triborough Bridges). In order to provide clearance for large ocean-going vessels Ammann added long, curved approaches to raise the span well above the low-lying shores of Bay Terrace and Throgs Neck before arching up over the water. The span is 1,800 feet long, with an anchorage to anchorage total length of 2,910 feet. The bridge official opened for traffic on January 11th, 1961. Later in the 20th century the area underneath the Queens approaches, where this photo was shot, became known as Little Bay Park. Little Bay Park, Queens, New York. January 2018. Photo by @sidliciousicious
Red skies at night, sailor’s delight. Happy Friday sunset and have a great weekend! Iron Pier, Jamesport, Long Island January 2018 Photo by @heynardo
Long Beach Town Park is a quaint little beachside park located in St. James, Long Island. It is one of three town beaches in the area alongside Schubert and Short Beach, which is in neighboring Nissequogue. This picture is of the small marina in Long Beach which currently has an estimated wait of 19 years for a boat slip. Long Beach Town Park, St. James, New York October 2017. Photo by @TheNiceBrice
#WildlifeWednesday - A Hermit Thrush rests amongst the changing foliage in McAllister County Park. The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is an unassuming bird with a lovely, melancholy song. They're known to lurks in the understories of far northern forests in summer and as frequent winter companions across much of the country. Walt Whitman evoked the Hermit Thrush as a symbol of the American voice, poetic and otherwise, in "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" - his elegy for Abraham Lincoln. McAllister County Park, Port Jefferson, Long Island October 2017. Photo by @heynardo
In 1971 James P. McAllister deeded land he owned to the County of Suffolk, which in turn dedicated this 113 acre scenic seafront property to what is now McAllister County Park. Over the years the site, which includes Pirates Cove has become very popular with boaters, who anchor near the shoreline during the summer months. McAllister County Park, Port Jefferson, Long Island October 2017 Photo by @heynardo
In 1689, the Nonowantuc deeded the future McAllister County Park and much of the surrounding acreage to three Englishmen named Smith, Floyd, and Woodhull. The Englishmen named the area Mt. Misery because of the shipwrecks that often happened there. The Seaboard Sand and Gravel Corporation (1922-1941) and the O’Brien Brothers Sand and Gravel Company are responsible for the most significant changes to McAllister County Park’s environmental history. They dredged away a significant portion of the 120-foot high sand and gravel embankment called Mt. Misery. This process completely changed the shape and environment of the coastline. McAllister County Park, Port Jefferson, Long Island October 2017. Photo by @thenicebrice
Best time of the week as the sun is rising on the weekend! Enjoy adventuring and tag us so we know what you were up to! Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, Long Island June 2017 Photo by @heynardo
The Nissequogue River originates at Caleb Smith Park in Smithtown and runs for 8.3 miles before emptying into the Sound at Nissequogue State Park. It has the largest average discharge (42.2 cubic feet per second) of any freshwater river on Long Island and is home to a wide array of fish including Striped Bass, Bluefish, Summer Flounder, Winter Flounder, Porgies, Eels, Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Alewives, Herring and Shad. It is totally derived of groundwater, as opposed to lake, and being that it is mostly estuary, canoeists are able to travel in both directions based on the tides. Nissequogue State Park, Kings Park, Long Island October 2017. Photo by @thenicebrice
#WildlifeWednesday - A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) sits in a tree over the marshes of Long Beach Town Park. The most iconic images of the Great Blue Heron tend to be carefully stalking prey in tidal waters, but they actually nest mainly in trees (though they do sometimes nest on the ground, as well as, in bushes, mangroves and on structures such as duck blinds, channel markers or artificual nest platforms). Males arrive at the colony and settle on nest sites; from there, they court passing females. Colonies can consist of 500 or more individual nests, with multiple nests per tree built 100 or more feet off the ground. Long Beach Town Park, St. James, Long Island October 2017 Photo by @heynardo
Can you imagine the joy that the eight colonial families who originally settled Wading River in 1671 must have felt when they found this area? After all that time at sea, they came across an area with enough adequate running water to use for power and provide clean drinking water. There was also an abundance of seafood and soil rich enough to grow essential crops, woodlands for fuel and the necessary materials for building shelter and collecting food. Wildwood State Park, Wading River, Long Island. May 2017. Photo by @sidliciousicious
People enjoy eating prickly pears - but first the spines, or glochids, that protrude from the pads must be removed as they can cause severe irritation if they get in your skin. The glochids can be singed off with fire, peeled (with thick gloves on!) or rubbed in sand and then rinsed. Cut young pad segments, remove spines, then roast over over fire. Peel, slice and then use them as string beans (be prepared for a slight sliminess). They can also be deep fried like onion rings. The round black seeds inside the fruit can be briefly roasted and ground into meal for soup thickener or flour. Fruit pulp can be scooped out and eaten or dried for later use, and added to soups as a thickener. Singed, peeled, sliced and sprinkled with lemon, the fruit has an enjoyable, sweet-tart taste. For syrup or jelly, the pulp is boiled down and strained. For a refreshing drink, peel fruits and blend til smooth in blender, then strain the juice of 5 prickly pear fruits, add juice of 2 limes and 2 cups cold water. Commercially prickly pear is often called nopales and their fruit are called tunas or Indian Figs. Long Beach Town Park, St. James, Long Island. October 2017. Photo by @heynardo
#FridaySunsets - Looks like we're going to have a beautiful weekend! Hope you get out to enjoy it and don't forget to use #ayearinsound to keep up posted on your adventures! Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, Connecticut September 2017 Photo by @thenicebrice

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