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Long Island

8 Jul

July 5th was another day of heading off to find relative (but I’ll share that in another post).  To get to our destination, I decided I was not about to drive through New York City, so we took the ferry from New London, Connecticut, across the sound to Long Island.

waiting to board

It was about one hour and twenty minutes, so I spent most of that time taking pictures.

seagull

Mom

I don’t often get to see a lighthouse, but I love them.  I got to photograph three of them on this one ferry trip.  And they are all so different.

Unfortunately, with the holiday and everyone returning home, we couldn’t get a ferry back until late that afternoon.  That meant we decided to drive down the island and visit the Long Island Aquarium.

It was awesome!  They had plenty of marine life.

shark

starfish

And other aquatic animals.

penguin

The sea lions loved interacting with the people.

We watched the sea lion show.

They had other animals as well.

They also had a butterfly room there, and I was in heaven snapping pictures!

It was definitely a highlight of the trip so far (well, of the touristy stuff).