Lazy Sunday

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AN ARTICLE ON SUMMER COOKING in this week’s East Hampton Star sent me on a Sunday voyage of discovery. (Yes, I know I’ve mentioned that newspaper in each of my last three posts. I like it. It panders to nobody.)

The reporter, Laura Donnelly, wrote of setting up her kitchen a few years ago when she purchased a one-room fishing cabin at Lazy Point. I hadn’t heard of Lazy Point, but that phrase “one-room fishing cabin” was enticing. And when I read this, I knew she was a woman after my own sensibilities:

I was able to furnish and supply Camp with two carloads in a Toyota 4Runner. An Aero bed, one rusty outdoor table, abandoned chairs found in the garage, linens, one pair of high heels.

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I found Lazy Point; it’s on the north shore of the South Fork, halfway between Amagansett and Montauk in an unspoiled area called Napeague. On Shore Road, there are no McMansions, just a motley assortment of cottages and cabins with unbeatable water views — and not a “For Sale” sign to be seen. The feeling is of the 1940s, and I’ll bet many of the houses have been in the same family since then.

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In front of one house was a dumpster with some wrought iron chairs going begging. I helped myself to a couple, making up for my no-hitter at the yard sales the day before.

Then it was lunchtime, and I remembered reading about an offbeat place called Fish Farm on the grounds of one of the South Fork’s last working fish farms. Found that too, at the end of a bumpy dirt road in a ramshackle industrial setting, and enjoyed my lobster and mango salad at a picnic table in view of Napeague Harbor. Next time I’ll bring a bottle of wine and a friend.

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About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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3 Responses to Lazy Sunday

  1. Mary-Liz says:

    Ahhhhhhhh – I want to go there! Hard to believe it is so close to NYC & so unsullied!

  2. Nancy says:

    It’s nice to see parts of the South Fork that aren’t part of the “Royal Pains” TV show world.

  3. stacie says:

    that salad looks amazing, my mouth is watering, sign me up as the “friend” for a return visit sometime soon — i’ll bring the wine. i’ve always loved that area but i didn’t know about the fish farm — love your pics too. great chair frames — more cushions needed!

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