Greenport is a pretty town on the north fork of Long Island. It was settled in 1682 and was previously an important port for fishing, whaling and ship building. Tourism is the main activity these days, with water sports and vineyards and wineries being the main attractions.
My son is currently working at one of the local wineries, so I thought it was time for a visit. He and his lovely girlfriend Liz, came to meet me in New York and we boarded the Hampton Jitney for Long Island. You can also catch the train, but the Jitney sounds much more exotic. It is, in fact, a bus.
My first day in Greenport was relatively fine, so it was the right time for a walk around town…first stop, the beach.
I love the wintery look, but I would also love to see the scene in summer, filled with boats and people having fun.
The town is still mostly closed for the winter, so there is not much to see there. Come for a walk with me to see the pretty houses.
Somebody has taken the trouble to provide homes for the birds.
I love the fire hydrants.
The sun tried hard to shine.
Spring will soon be here…the signs are appearing…snowdrops.
…and rhododendrons (I think)
Soon the town will be full of people and the businesses will spring to life…I will have to come back.