Driving around Long Island, part 2

After visiting the Columbus monument, we drove southeast, and wound up stopping for lunch at the Stella Maris resort. The food and drinks were delicious, and the views were nice too.

The resort also had a boardwalk that led you down to an amazing “nature’s pool,” which was filled naturally by the ocean, but well protected from the surge!

The girls had a blast swimming and playing in the “pool.”

We made a mental note that this is a place it would be fun to come back to someday, and carried on with our driving adventure.

Next stop was Love Beach, which was quite pretty, as you can see from our featured photo and the photos below. There were just two people there on the beach catching some rays when we arrived.

We got our fill of crashing waves and all the pretty colors, and piled back in the car to keep heading south. Our last stop for the day was the Shrimp Hole, which was reached by a little hike, tucked off the main highway, behind the ruins of a church.

The church, it turns out, was built by the Spanish in the mid-1600s.

The Shrimp Hole itself was pretty dark, but you could see bright red shrimp hanging out in the water. None of us jumped in to swim with them, though, and I couldn’t get any good pictures. Trust me, there were shrimp!

Satisfied that we had stuffed this day full of enough adventures, we headed back to the dinghy dock. We started up our dinghy and got going on our way back to Oestara…when we suddenly ran out of gas. And of course we hadn’t brought the external tank with us. Oops! Luckily, Pyrat Soul were happy to tow us with their dinghy and drop us off back at Oestara.

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