Sag Harbor Day Trip

by Ada on September 7, 2011

Sunday morning G picked me up bright and early and we headed into Sag Harbor, a small hamlet of the Hamptons. Growing up I spent a lot of time in Montauk and would venture into Sag Harbor as well. My last trip there ended up with me in the ER (darn you, mollusk allergy!), but luckily this trip fared much better.


When we reached the town we decided to do some open water swimming. We randomly met up with these guys wearing swim trunks, who brought us to their (gorgeous!) house and then drove us to the perfect swimming alcove along the bay. Quite the adventure! The guys turned out to be really cool and had mapped out a wonderful one-mile course.

The weather was absolutely perfect and we traversed the buoys multiple times, leading to a just-over 2 mile swim. Apparently the bay has had a serious jellyfish epidemic this summer but,luckily, we did not get stung.

For lunch we headed to Dockside, a bistro with great outdoor seating.

My eyes immediately zeroed in on the lobster salad. Yes 19 is a bit on the pricey side, but I considered this day my “vacation” for the summer, justifying the splurge.

G ordered the lobster roll, which came with a generous amount of the crustacean’s meat. Fun fact: G originally thought a “lobster roll” was literally lobster flavored bread hehe.

My salad:

Oh baby. I do love me some lobster! The greens tasted freshly picked and came topped with a large amount of meat. Just give me lobster and I am one happy camper.

After lunch we headed over to Shelter Island to explore. The journey there involves taking the car on a ferry. I usually don’t get seasick, but something about being in a car while on a ferry really disrupted my body’s equilibrium and made me extremely nauseous.

The island was absolutely gorgeous, but was primarily residential. After exploring a bit we headed back into Sag and went on a quick run. There’s nothing like getting all hot and sweaty and then jumping into cool seawater!

All the swimming really aroused our appetites and so we headed back into town before returning to the city. We passed by one of my favorite healthy eateries, Provisions, but the cafe had already closed.

Instead we went into the Corner Pub, a rather loud eatery known for it’s hopping bar. G went for a cheeseburger and fries

I saved my appetite for ice cream and got a simple cone of homemade vanilla soft serve with sprinkles. Yum!

It was such a nice day and so great to get a brief respite from the urbanity.

Today was the first day of senior year. So sad that my college career is concluding:( This morning I attended swim practice and then headed to my psychology of learning class. I then went to the hospital for a bit of work.

I must now disclose that I will also be interning for Nike this semester. I will be compensated both financially and with apparel, but any views expressed on the blog about the company will solely be my own.

Tonight we had our orientation, which was such a blast! I feel like I’m going to learn a lot about how a buisiness runs and about marketing. I also left with TONS of Nike apparel, which I was super excited about. Some of the swag included these shorts:

I practically live in Nike shorts, so I was quite the happy camper:)

We also got some shirts, a great pullover, and the sneakers that I have been pining over for almost a year! I will definitely let you guys know how they feel for running.

Working two jobs this semester is going to be a challenge, but I am really excited and determined to make it work. Having two incomes will also be of great assistance. I am hoping to save some money and eventually purchase a bike. It is slightly embarrassing to be vice president of the triathlon team and not have a functional road bike. The one pictured below is on sale for $519 (practically unheard of for a good road bike!), but I still can’t convince myself to take the plunge.

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Anyone know if this is actually a decent bike?


I hope everyone had a great first day back to school/work!






{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Eleah September 7, 2011 at 3:19 am

Those are the shoes I run in! Nike free 3.0 V2… I have the all red ones and I LOVE them.
Previously, I ran in some nike free’s that were 3.0 but a different version, and these are MUCH better.. really flexible and light.
Also, my BF says that Scott is a good brand. He worked in bike shops for years and raced in college. He said they used to not make any bikes under $1000, then pulled out of the US market because the value of the dollar was weak compared to the Euro. About 5 years ago they came back into the US market because the value of the dollar was going up… that’s probably when they started making more affordable models.


Ada September 7, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hey Eleah! Please thank your BF for me, I really appreciate the advice:)


Janet September 7, 2011 at 3:34 am

I have been reading your blog for a while now, I can’t believe you went to Sag Harbor, I live there!! (Well not currently because just like you, today was the first day of my senior year of college)
Next time check out The Corner Bar (best fish and chips, crab cake, and prices in town) or Zen for sushi!
Enjoy senior year!


Janet September 7, 2011 at 3:35 am

Wow that is spelled Sen, not Zen. Z and S are so close together…


Janet September 7, 2011 at 3:37 am

Again I am such an idiot but this post got me really excited… You DID go to the Corner Bar!!! I work there!!!!


Ada September 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

OMG that is SO cool that you live in Sag Harbor, I absolutely love it there! That’s so funny that you work at Corner Bar, it’s too bad you weren’t there when we were! Thanks for stopping by the blog:)


sofia September 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

i love how you meet strangers in the ocean who take you back to their house. amazingly random. those lobster things look great, though hamptons prices will always kill! i too spent some time in montauk growing up – my family stayed there for a week each summer and still do (now without me :)). it’s beautiful!

i wanna hear more about this nike internship! and the free stuff – amazing!


Monique September 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

oh man! that LOBSTER Roll! need it! lol
love the new kicks.


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