I had reason to be at Cedar Point Park early this morning as the sun was coming up over the horizon, and what a sight it was. I stood on the calm water's edge gazing out over the glass-like surface across to the lighthouse, the light filtering through the low lying clouds and lending a pink hue to the lower sky. Breathtaking.
The early light is always especially beautiful - it is almost etherial in the way it bathes everything in it's special glow. And when it is filtered through trees or clouds, sending great shafts of morning brightness to the ground - well - it is really something to savor. Moments in time.
There are so many places around town that I rarely see and this morning made me realize how hidden some of the most spectacular views are. Not that they are necessarily private (although some of them are) but just that they are not part of our everyday point of view and therefore we don't get to expience them the way we should. Everyone who lives in East Hampton should see some things at least once in their lives.
This brings to mind a new book that's out now titled "1000 Places to See Before You Die". I am going to begin compiling my own list called "100 Sites to See on the East End Before You Die" and one is going to be the Cedar Point Lighthouse at sunrise. Another will be sunset at the Montauk Lighthouse. I think the full moon rising over the ocean in September will make the list along with the view from the top of the Montauk Lighthouse on any beautiful clear day. So far that's four.
So, readers, do you have any suggestions? I will gladly add them to the list. Send me your thoughts please! I sense a future book in the making...and I would love to discover some other places I have not yet thought of!