Another first- sightseeing by rental car

Here comes the long version of touring Long Island. Luckily for all concerned we ran out of time to see everything, so the following represents maybe half of what we could have seen. We didn’t get to the Diamond Crystal salt pond ruins (operated here 1962-1982) and we didn’t see all the plantation ruins, the Hamilton caves nor the Columbus monument at the very northern tip of the island. Our rental car was a “wheel on the left side” one which kept that part normal but oh we felt weird driving on the left.

Driving on the left side of the road.

Driving on the left side of the road.

Actually the driving takes place mostly down the middle and cars move left when another car comes along. Not much traffic and guess what? No traffic lights and thankfully no rotaries!

We turned north from Long Island Breeze which is located in the Salt Pond area of LI, almost at the island’s half-way point. Got as far as Stella Maris, turned around and headed south, reaching Dunmore before calling it a day.

Cactus, Lori and Ruins sign (which is not pointing to Lori)

Cactus, Lori and Ruins sign (which is not pointing to Lori)

A large wall - Adderley Plantation ruins

A large wall – Adderley Plantation ruins

Mother nature works to reclaim this wall

Mother nature works to reclaim this wall

I cut my foot on a broken branch and used a palm leave as a bandage- worked well.

I cut my foot on a broken branch and used a palm leave as a bandage- worked well.

Windy shore- Atlantic side as seen from Stella Maris

Windy shore- Atlantic side as seen from Stella Maris

Looking at tabernacle inside Old Spanish Church, c 1500

Looking at tabernacle inside Old Spanish Church, c 1500

Maybe not original, but the pegs and nails are quite old

Maybe not original, but the pegs and nails are quite old

Old Spanich Church in Salt Pond

Old Spanish Church in Salt Pond

Dean's Blue Hole- tucked in a protected corner at the beach

Dean’s Blue Hole- tucked in a protected corner at the beach

Nice door, no roof in Dunmore, Long Island

We saw only young banana plants- many older were destroyed by Sandy

We saw only young banana plants- many older were destroyed by Sandy

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