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Biking to a mass…

11 Sep
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Our Lady Star of the Sea, Saltair, Fire Island, NY

Back home from exploring the Transylvania’s cities and hiking in the Romania’s Carpathians we dived almost immediately in Fire Island, our summer haven. We go in Fire Island weekly but most of time we don’t wake very early to be there for the morning hours when the atmosphere is enchantingly tranquil. People who remained over night in the island just woke up strolling lazily barefoot or in flip flops to get their breakfast. This time we decided to join them and went very early, well I mean around 10 AM, and have a cappuccino by the sea in Kismet. After breakfast we left Kismet as usual biking on the main road toward Atlantique. This road is actually the only cross road in the island for most of its parts, enough for its 300 meter width. Each time when we biked here we passed by Our Lady Star of the Sea, the catholic church that is usually closed. But being so early on a Sunday morning the church was opened for a mass and full of people that were staying even outside on its stoop. What was charming was to see the church surrounded on all sides by bikes, the only way of transportation in the island. It was the first time when we noticed the number of bike parking stalls that are nearby.

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The main road, actually the only one, in Fire Island, NY

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