Photo of Bridge Marina in Mill Neck in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Travel Photos: North Shore of Long Island, NY

Growing up, once a month my family drove out from New Jersey to my grandparents’ house on the North Shore of Long Island. My brother and I used to run around exploring all weekend – – our favorite was running through the woods from my grandparents’ house to the local elementary school where there was this amazing wood fort playground. We would spend hours upon hours playing on this fort. While I was in high school my grandma moved to North Carolina, but I still loved heading out to the Island to visit my Aunt and Uncle, who have a beautiful, old home they hand restored on Northport Bay.

Dinghy boats in Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever jumping into the water in Mill Neck, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever swimming back to shore after retrieving a toy duck in Mill Neck, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of two labs at Mill Neck Creek in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of Mill Neck Creek in Mill Neck, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Summer thunderstorm rain at Bridge Marina in Mill Neck, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of Oyster Bay Wildlife Refuge in Oyster Bay, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Horsshoe Road in Mill Neck, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Buoys at Mill Neck Creek in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Needless to say, the North Shore of Long Island is like a second home and old stomping grounds for me. It was so great to spend a couple of days on the North Shore during my trip to the US last month,┬árefilling with a little piece of my Long Island “home” of old fishing villages and nautical charm.

Pura Vida,
Kristen

P.S. Want to know where else I went? Check out my mini photo travel guide to Hyde Park, New York!
Blue sail line on a cleat in Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Photo of a Yorkie in his lifejacket on a motorboat in Northport Harbor, Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of Northport Harbor in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photos of the North Shore of Long Island New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of an old car parked in front of Northport Hardware Company in Northport, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of Seymour's Boatyard in Northport Harbor in Long Island, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Flowers at Heartichoke in Northport in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Photo of Northport Hardware Company on Main Street in Northport in Long Island, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Flowers in Northport in Long Island, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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