CT: New Haven County- Milford-Silver Sands

Silver Sands is a Connecticut State Park and one of a few in my top 5 based on the variety it offers. On this day, I was going to turn in my good camera into Milford Photo so found myself nearby on a beautiful last Friday of summer day. With only cell phone in hand,Continue reading “CT: New Haven County- Milford-Silver Sands”

RI-Newport: Easton’s Beach & Snack Bar

Parking lot full! One thing I love about biking is I can get most anywhere that may otherwise be hindered by traffic, full lots or outrageous prices! As part of my Newport Bike ride I stopped at this town beach, also referred as First Beach, and it’s snack bar. As a biker it was aContinue reading “RI-Newport: Easton’s Beach & Snack Bar”

CT: Fairfield County- Stamford- Cove Island Park (Kayaking)

Funny thing is I live in Stamford, CT and yet this is the first time I ventured with my kayak to Cove Island Park. The likely reason is that it’s on Long Island Sound and I’m a lazy river type of “yak-er.” The launch is easy from the large parking lot and quite appealing intoContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County- Stamford- Cove Island Park (Kayaking)”

CT: New Haven County- Milford- Charles Island Music Festival

For the fifth year, the Charles Island Music Festival was held off of Silver Sands State Park on a barge! This annual event benefits the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. It’s otherwise a free event but given it’s great cause and how well it’s orchestrated, I would recommend a donation. I generally kayak lakes andContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Milford- Charles Island Music Festival”

FL: Broward County- Deerfield Beach

I found Deerfield Beach to be a wonderful location for sunrise and a coffee on the beach. I was fortunate enough to land a table the night before on the patio overlooking the beach at Oceans 234. Based on the anticipated location of the sun we knew this location would offer both a clear viewContinue reading “FL: Broward County- Deerfield Beach”

FL: Lee County- Bonita Springs- Dog Beach Park

Per bringfido.com:“Lee County Dog Beach, also known as Bonita Beach Dog Park, is located along the edge of Lover’s Key State Park. It’s an off-leash beach to let your dog run free and frolic in the shallow, calm water of the Gulf of Mexico. There are no fences, leashes, or worries. Just plenty of dogsContinue reading “FL: Lee County- Bonita Springs- Dog Beach Park”

FL: Collier County- Naples Pier

One of my favorite past times is chasing sunsets. When visiting my son in Naples I immediately researched the best spots. Naples Pier made not only the top of the lists for the county but also for the state. While I have photographed and seen many sunsets in Connecticut, I admit the glows were muchContinue reading “FL: Collier County- Naples Pier”

CT: New Haven County: Milford to West Haven (Spring Biking)

Awesome shoreline ride from Milford Library to Westhaven Savin rock following the “Folks on Spokes” signs! So many beaches! Such a great ride! Park at the Milford Library. I chose to start my ride behind the library and through the park. Soon thereafter you reach Gulf Beach. Remember to bring a bike lock so youContinue reading “CT: New Haven County: Milford to West Haven (Spring Biking)”

CT: Fairfield County-Old Greenwich-Tod’s Point

Today a friend asked me to join her for a walk at Tod’s point in Old Greenwich. I wrote a bit of its history in a prior blog below. https://btographytravels.com/2021/01/02/ct-fairfield-county-old-greenwich-tods-point-off-season/l While I have walked the loop many a time, she was right, it’s different with each visit as there is so much character on theContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County-Old Greenwich-Tod’s Point”

CT: New Haven County- Madison-Hammonasset State Park (Spring Sunset)

After just over a year the covid vaccine is now available. After an exhausting day I was able to schedule the vaccine. It provided me with a feeling of renewal and hope. I then realized today was the first day of spring. The evening had a chill but I was prepared to rejoice with aContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Madison-Hammonasset State Park (Spring Sunset)”