No, we are not on the ocean. I'll save ocean visits for trips to see my sister.
The farm is bordered on the south side by the Susquehanna River, which starts in Cooperstown NY and flows southwest to Bainbridge--check out the Canoe Regatta between the two villages on Memorial Day weekend (http://www.canoeregatta.org/)--and beyond, all the way to the Chesapeake Bay. The Revolutionary war-era history behind it is troubling, but the Regatta brings crowds from all over the state. They paddle to just above our riverfront and land at General Clinton Park. The river floods terribly, including our farm (but not the house or apartment) in really wet years, but this year, no flood. Our farm encompasses two streams heading to the river, one of which we only have the last quarter mile of; the other meanders through the length of the farm, around the house. It's currently very overgrown, and tending to that is high on my list, but low on our abilities to do without a large outlay of cash. Sigh.
We went walking down to the riverfront a couple of weeks ago, when the paint fumes in the carriage house apartment got to be too much, and the sunshine and balmy temperature were way too tempting. Here's what we saw.
I love a river...