bluffs and rolling hills

11.08.2011

Saturday November 5, 2011
Montauk, NY

Montauk may very well be my favorite place on the east coast. My cousin, Kate, and I spent the weekend there- revisiting some landmarks of our childhood and searching for new adventures.

We wanted to go for a nice long bike ride on Saturday, but one of our bikes was out of commission. Of course we didn't fully realize that until we were a few miles from home, but we managed by taking turns riding the broken bike. It was quite the workout- riding a broken bike on major hills is a painful experience.

The difficult ride was worth it. We happened to stumble upon a small trailhead and followed the sandy trail through the woods and up to some high bluffs overlooking the ocean. I forgot a bike lock so we had to leave the bikes and put our faith in the honor system.. and the fact that they were on a dead end road in the woods.

We reached the bluffs in time to watch the sun go down, which was so beautiful. Unfortunately, this meant we had to ride back home in the dark. (I used my iPhone as a light so cars could see us.) We were both pretty nervous, but didn't discuss our feelings on the situation until we were safely inside.

We had to quit our bikes after the 4 mile ride back to town. As dark and curvy as the road had been, the last mile home from town is worse. We thought about our options for a few minutes in the freezing cold and decided to ditch -read: hide- the bikes and call a cab. As soon as we got home we jumped in the car and drove down the hills to pick up the bikes. So funny.

Such a good day. I hope your Saturday was, too!

20 comments:

  1. You two look so much alike! Montauk looks like such a beautiful place. I live on the east coast but I've never been to NY. I'd love to go there one day.

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  2. Sounds like an exciting trip. I went on a ride with a broken bike once and it was exactly the same- exhausting and painful! I ended up taking turns with my friend all the way back. I'm glad the honor system worked for you guys and that you were safe!

    Bekah
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  3. dreamy!! it makes me desire an adventure!

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  4. These photos are so beautiful! I just love being near the water, especially when there are bluffs and dune grass involved. Sounds like a great chance to make some life-long memories...glad you were able to pick up your stashed bikes without a problem!

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  5. aww, i love visiting places where so many childhood dreams happened. adore!!
    xo TJ

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  6. Hahaah omg I love it. Sounds like an amazing adventure. And one that happened to my old college neighbor when the bestie made fun of him for bringing his cell with him on a bike ride...then left it home and blew a tire when he was 10 miles out of town. Good thing you took your phone!

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  7. What a grand adventure. I wish I could have been a part of it. Broken bikes and all.

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  8. Your photos always have a calming effect. It's probably the way you edit them, but I love them! The first one is my favourite!

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  9. Wow! So beautiful. I would love to come visit. xo, rv

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  10. I love the 4th picture! And you need the flashlight app on your iphone, it works way better than the normal light of the phone and it's free!

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  11. What a great day! I feel a breath of fresh ocean air reading this. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. :) You take beautiful pictures!

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  13. Beautiful pictures! looks like a great place to spend a Saturday!
    ~Drew
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  14. oh my goodness, that is really beautiful. as much as i am loving the desert, i really miss the powerful ocean.

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  15. that looks AMAZING.
    -Georgia
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  16. Sarah...you always have the most beautiful adventures. I love reading and seeing and virtually joining you in all the amazing settings. xo

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  17. p.s. I got my feathers shirt!!!! WHEEEE! I was so happy. I am leaving for the beach tomorrow...and it's already packed in my suitcase. :)

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