I was telling my son that very same thing one day as we were leaving his sailing class this summer. (We don’t live right on the shore but it is only a 20 minute drive from our house.) I spent 4 weeks taking him to Longshore Sailing School in Westport, CT and since his class was only 3 hours long, instead of driving back home and returning to pick him up, I’d pack a lunch, my camera, and laptop and spend my afternoon by LI Sound.
Longshore Park is a town park and there is a pool, golf course and marina there besides the sailing school. I’m not a Westport resident so I couldn’t use the pool and I don’t play golf but there was free wifi access, places to walk and explore and picnic tables overlooking the water.
It was so much fun. Some days I’d even rent a kayak and go exploring on the water. I saw tons of interesting shorebirds, fish and crabs. You can see my pictures on my blog if you click on through the last week of July and first 3 weeks of August on my calendar.
Or you can see them on my flickr site here and here.