photo by Diane Dobry

When I was young, my family spent a few weeks each summer in a beach house on Noyac Bay, close to Sag Harbor, Long Island. That ended for me when high school did, but as an adult I returned to what was once a simple beach community with a long history of whaling, fishing, clamming, boating and even spies, to spend time with my best friend, Michelle. We enjoyed a weekend there every summer at a B&B for a “girls-only” getaway leaving our roles as wife and mother behind.

This is a story about a typical walk we took through the historic town that had evolved into a vacation destination for wealthy, hip Manhattanites, artists, musicians, and more.

Sag Harbor, NY

Two women mentioned in the story
Michelle and Diane in Sag Harbor circa 1994