Shelter Island Stopover
The between the forks – Shelter Island – was our next stop. This destination has been on our list for years, but we just never got the time and weather to make a stop. The city fathers provide a designated anchoring area in Coecles Harbor a short dinghy ride from the marina or one of many beautiful beaches.
We put our bikes on the shore and rode into Dering Harbor and toured around the historic district of Shelter Heights… a scenic and hilly 11 mile ride. On a more sedentary note, we visited the lovely Ram’s Head Inn on Ram Island for a special meal on the terrace with live music.
Sadly, our stay also included a visit to the North Fork Vet office on Shelter to give our Princess Annie kitty her final good bye. With her kidneys failing we did not want to prolong her suffering. The folks at Coecles Marina kindly rented us a golf cart for her last ride and we were grateful for their help and sensitivity. After more than 35 years we are now without a pet – coming back to the boat we still expect to find a welcome meow. Adjustments continue.