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May 30, 2004
Finally, out on the water in the boat, the boat, the BOAT! Doused with some spray after a particularly rough bounce, I am surprised by how salty the water from the Sound tastes. The Great South Bay wasn't like this. We stop for a while off the shore at Playland and as I watch the other boats move across the water, I am caught off guard by the realization that I cannot hear them. The sound of their motor vanishes, even though normally sound carries better across water. The only sound is of the water lapping at the boat's edge.