Friday, 8 February 2013

A postcard from Montauk, Long Island

I'm on the road in Long Island and after leaving East Hampton today I drive to a state park, the Walking Dunes. It's not quite Namibia, but still a desolate beauty, and that is hard to find elsewhere out here. The dunes reach 80ft in places.  They are silent (save the breeze).

Afterwards, I carry on until I find the beach at Montauk. What a discovery. It is beside a motel that begs the imagination to surrender to images of 1950’s beach babes in shades, sunhats and togs on the veranda, with their pursuing men on motorbikes nearby in the lot, smoking and generally trying to act cool. 

Yes, Montauk is cool. And colourful and refreshing too. Surf's up. In the words of Bill Withers: 'Lovely day.'

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Memories of Montauk! Warm memories while surviving Nemo! Waiting on summer!

Emma Oliver said...

Hope ur okay out there on Long Island Sharon, Finally finding Nemo: you definitely landed a big one! Lovely remark on my postcard post - glad it gave you a warm fuzzy glow. Roll on those sultry days!

Stephanie said...

You should be a travel writer! Now that would be a good job!

Emma Oliver said...

Thank you Stephanie... x

lovely2cu said...

Sounds wonderful...*sigh*

Emma Oliver said...

bigger sigh •packs for the beach•

Lorraine (Gin & Cornflakes) said...

Feels like Im there. No higher testimony to your writing :) 1950s is one of my favourite eras. Love #Prose4T to find things like this x

Emma Oliver said...

Massive thanks for the compliment ;-)
#Prose 4T is indeed a great little find x

Tori Wel said...

Really does feel like you have been transported in this beautifully written piece of prose :). I particularly liked the image of the 1950s in amongst there. Thank you as ever for linking to Prose for Thought lovely and thanks for the lovely compliment above :) xx