How To Get The Beach To Yourself

Slowing Down, Featured


For the third year in a row, we decided to take our beach vacation post-Labor Day. Why? Because generally when you zig as everyone else zags, you enhance your experience. What do I mean? Hitting Fire Island as everyone else begins work, means the throngs of vacationers are gone. We have the beach to ourselves. I can bicycle without running into anyone. We get easy reservations at restaurants. I can actually read three books, uninterrupted. And study my Spanish. And screen films for a film festival.

When have you zigged? Tell me about it!


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Fire Island home


Nancy Moon 500px-jump

Phil, Stef, Raffie in a #throwbackthursday photo, couldn’t resist


Glaze-Nancy Moon



No cars allowed, only wagons and bikes

No cars allowed, only wagons and bikes



Me ©Raffie



At the beach








Blue beach ball in the sunset

Blue beach ball in the sunset



Rusty bike



The walkway to the beach


I love the beach, by the little neighbor children

I love the beach, by the little neighbor children



Sandpiper Lane



Blue sky


Point O' Woods

Point O’ Woods








Me by ©Steve

Me by ©Steve


Leaving the island

Leaving the island

All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I use my iPhone 6plus and Canon 5D III.

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  • I love this! A few zigs I have taken are Paris and London in December, and Scotland over New Years.

    • Hi Kathy! Those certainly are zigs and zags! But you are the adventurous type. Happy travels. Thanks @kathleenconklin:disqus

  • Laura McFarland-Taylor

    I must have one of those carts!

    My husband and I tend to do the same thing – we try not to travel during “normal” travel times. So much more fun to pretend we are on our own private beach.

  • Phil

    Looking at these awesome photos brings back great memories! Zigging is the best.

  • Love your zig. I need to zag it up there.

  • Raffie

    Such a wonderful vacation! Great photos as always Nan!

  • Katie Settel

    Always love seeing your images! Love the ZAG idea too!