Summer is in full swing here in Greenport. Yesterday I had to reprimand a tourist in the Shelter Island ferry line who wanted to go through a stop sign. He thought I was going to take his place in line when I was just trying to get home. The crowds are the difficult part of living in place so lovely that tourists flock to it. That said, Pete and I took the canoe out to Hallocks Bay the other day for the first clamming expedition of the season. We grilled some and I made stuffed clams, added some fresh- picked lettuce from Pete's vegetable garden and we ate until we were sated. This is one of the things I love most about living here -- we can grow or forage for our own food for a large part of the year.
I am going to do some housekeeping this morning, then set up my hooking on the front porch. A thunderstorm last night left a clear, bright sky today, and I am going to take advantage of it.