From Montauk Point

Exploring the Sights & Textures of Eastern Long Island

I stand as on some mighty eagle's beak,
Eastward the sea absorbing, viewing, (nothing but sea and sky,)
The tossing waves, the foam, the ships in the distance,
The wild unrest, the snowy, curling caps—that inbound urge
and urge of waves,
Seeking the shores forever.

~ Walt Whitman, From Montauk Point, 1888

In this short video essay, we explore the sights and textures of eastern Montauk on a late summer afternoon. Dramatic landscapes shift along the coast as they range from fine sand beaches to the rocky shores lining Montauk Point. Gazing out from the Lighthouse, its easy to understand the inspiration this part of the East End has provided to generations of poets, painters and artists. Take in the sights for yourself the next time you're in town—the easy drive from Baron's Cove is well worth the trip. ✯