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Western LI Sound Lights

Just got back from a lighthouse trip? Have you just finished photographing every aspect of one lighthouse? Post the pictures here! Lighthouse-related photos are also welcome.

Postby shirin » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:53 am


Thanks all! That trip really made my week! It was a very calm night on the Sound so we were able to zip around pretty quickly to be able to get to everything. It was yet again another one of those lighthouse trips where my jaw was aching later from the constant smiling!
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:34 am


Shirin,

Thanks for the last set of shots. As I've said too many times, I am a sucker for all the shades of orange I see reproduced in the forums and you might have added a few hues more ...

For those travelling the Nutmeg State, while you cannot get too much closer than Shirin without crashing, you can see both Green's Ledge and Peck's Ledge lights from pretty close to shore.

There is a state park, Calf Pasture Park, from where Peck is just beyond the shoreline. There is, from memory, an extended wharf into the sound to get you even a couple hundred feet closer. Beware, though ... even to just shoot the light, they wanted their 15.00 entrance fee. If you park way down the end to the right, there is also a very distant view of either Sheffield Island or Great Captain Island lights. (Forgot to copy which from my log to my notes to here).

Green is even closer to shore ... and you get to drive though a pretty toney area ... Pine Point ... to get to the sound front to view it. Beautiful homes ... beautiful shoreline ... and a lightouse plunked right there a few hundred yards off shore. Beware of the "no parking" signs and enjoy the view.
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Postby shirin » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:23 am


You know Barry, I'm usually never in that part of Norwalk, I'm sure you know it better than I do! The only time I've been down to the beach is for the Oyster Festival and that was a couple of years ago.
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Postby kinnakeet » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:41 am


Shirin,
While at that festival did you try an Oyster Shooter ?
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Postby shirin » Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:09 am


No Dawn, can't say that I did. I really only went to see the Monkeys (just Dave and Mickey) perform.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:15 am


Poor Mickey ...

He had just celebrated his 100th show as a morning DJ on WCBS-FM out of NYC when they, without advanced warning, arbitrarily switched to the eclectic "JACK" format ...

Shirin, more to your point, I had just gotten back into lighthousing. I had made a few day trips and had planned my first big trip for September, 1997. I found the internet ... found out about Mr Kochel's book ... and he became my guide.

I had three days of lighthousing up the New England coast planned to the mile ... using a ruler and pencil and roadmap mileage scales (no mapquest yet). First light was going to be Stamford Harbor Light, followed by Green and Peck Ledges ...

I left early and was sitting in Donut Delite in Stamford a little before 5am. About ten minutes later I was sitting in the spot where Mr Kochel suggested parking before walking to the shoreline to see my first light. Then the Homer Simpson moment hit. It felt awfully dark out. I put the paper down and the radio on. DOH ... sunrise would not be for another hour and a half. I planned a three day trip almost down to the mile without bothering to check the time the sun came up.

Figuring these three lights were the closest to NJ I knew I could see them easily another time so I headed to the most likely spot to catch first light. Penfield Reef would be it, followed closely by the other Fairfield area lights. Fortunately that was the only real dumb move that trip. It would be July of 2000 before I made it back to see the three I missed that first day.
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Postby COTA » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:08 am


Awesome photos Shirin!
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