We went for a walk yesterday. To Fire Island.
Fire Island is a barrier island located off the south shore of Long Island in New York.
The island spans 32 miles in length and averages less than a mile in width.
There are no paved roads on Fire Island and only service and emergency vehicles are allowed.
Most people take the ferry to Fire Island since cars aren’t allowed (and there’s no way to drive there anyway).
However, I learned a few years ago that you can walk to the most western tip of the island from Robert Moses Beach.
Honestly, it’s the coolest experience ever! When you grow up thinking you can’t get to Fire Island any other way than by boat and then discover you can walk a few miles to get there, it’s just so cool!
The walk to Fire Island starts on boardwalk parallel to the beach but then switches to a sand “road”.
The whole reason I bother to take this walk to Fire Island, aside from the views and coolness factor, is for the food at Surf’s Out.
Even the deer don’t bother me. Okay that’s a lie. They totally freak me out.
This salad was the perfect thing to eat when we arrived at Surf’s Out after walking a few miles — apples, cranberries, candied walnuts and blue cheese with a honey mustard vinaigrette on the side.
Best onion rings in the world. Seriously, it’s a fact. I had them a couple of summers ago at which point I labeled them best onion rings in the world and having them yesterday confirmed their title.
Somehow I was talked into climbing 187 steps to get to the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse.
I agreed to this climb before seeing what the winding steps and rope railing looked like.
The views from the top of the light house were kind of worth it.
I don’t do enough stair climbing anyway. It was a nice workout.
My hair is a little beachy (beachy hair can be defined as a mixture of sweaty, tangled and out of control) but can you tell I had some highlights done on Saturday?!
Fresh highlights make me happy. As does days like yesterday.
If you are wondering what my shirt says: “Chocolate Icing Makes Me Run Faster”.
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If you live in New York, have you ever walked to Fire Island? Did you know that you could?
Are you an onion rings person or french fries person?
What’s on the workout agenda for today?