One hour on Shelter Island in the fall

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“We remember Joey” at the Kissing Rock. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

One of my favorite things to do when guest editing on Shelter Island is to take some time and drive as much of the Island as I can, taking in the sights.

On Monday, I took a “lunch break” exploring for an hour with my camera in hand, attempting to capture as much of the beauty as I could.

It was an unseasonably warm day, which made the quiet of an autumn weekday feel particularly eerie. Not a soul was spotted at the area beaches. Many of the restaurants were closed.

It was a slow day, a lonely one. And it was beautiful.

Below are the scenes I captured.

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Local beekeeper Alfred Brigham’s honey stand on Smith Street. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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Perhaps this is why it’s called Rocky Point Avenue? (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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A stop along the Ram Island Causeway. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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A lone boat floats near the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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A sea gull flies at the end of South Menantic Road. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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One of Hap Bowditch’s sculptures at the corner of Smith Street and Midway. (Credit: Grant Parpan)