Batya and I went for another walk in Brooklyn. We parked at Brigham Street off Emmons Avenue, and began hiking east on the Shore Parkway’s eastern half. This was a relatively short stretch, which provided views of Rockaway Inlet:
We crossed the bridge over Gerritsen Inlet as the fishing party boat Flamingo III was approaching.
The bridge also provides a view of Point Breeze:
The red spikes provided a nice contrast to the green vegetation:
When we reached Flatbush Avenue, we turned right (when we had meant to turn left). This took us past Floyd Bennett Field, the once-proud airfield that is now mostly abandoned, with many old hangers and other facilities abandoned and collapsing. Even the Aviator Sports & Events Center, presently used as an ice skating and hockey rink and arcade, has some minor issues:
The visitor center is nice:
We continued along Flatbush Avenue, and then walked across the Marine Parkway Bridge to Rockaway Peninsula:
Arriving in Rockaway, we had lunch at Fort Tilden.
Some type of event was underway at Fort Tilden, with music and large crowds. Therefore we did not stay and tour the fort, but only ate lunch there. Batya hadn’t enjoyed hiking across the bridge. One problem was that despite signs telling bicyclists to dismount and walk their bikes across, most ride, and we continually had to flatten ourselves to one wall as they rode up to us from the front or rear. We decided to take one of the city buses back over the bridge, exiting back on Flatbush Avenue, where we toured the visitor center at Floyd Bennett Field.
I was able to sandwich an American Airlines plane heading for JFK between a bird and a helicopter:
We then followed the same route back to where we had left the car.