Long Island is a long narrow strip of land, hence LONG Island.
To the north we have a body of water called the "sound" and to our south the bay, which has a few names depending on what township you are in.
This photo is of the sound, very swim-able, and if you could swim across it you'd be in Conn.
Beautiful! but what does this have to do with gardening? you ask?
One of the reasons that I haven't been in the garden taking photos
I'm at the beach taking photos lol
There are LARGE rocks along the shore...I think... I see.... a lion??