“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
— Seneca (Roman philosopher, 4 BC – AD 65)
Separating Long Island (New York) from Fire Island Island (New York) the Great South Bay offers the perfect spot for sailing.
Equipment: A sail boat.
“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”
― Rose Macaulay (1881-1958, English writer)
I have never seen anyone play this game of croquet on this small, artificial lawn, which is part of an ocean-front house in The Pines.
I do believe that the equipment is decorative only. It is an amusing affectation. This is the only suburban-styled lawn in The Pines.
Equipment: A lawn and a croquet set.
“Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!”
— from “Mary Poppins” Written by Robert B. Sherman
Kite flying needs more strength and skill than one might think.
When the wind is blowing right, mostly from the southwest, it is the best condition for kite flying.
The beach, without obstacles, is perfect for kite flying.
Because most of the visitors to The Pines “throw like a girl,” it took a straight father and his son to show all on-lookers how it is done.
Equipment: A baseball and gloves.