Montaug is an old spelling, perhaps more accurate in terms of the way the
native Americans pronounced it. It's not in common use now. But, there are
people who like to correct the whole world. So, around here, everyone calls
the Finger Lakes "Seneca Lake", Canandaigua Lake", etc. But, a certain
snobby travel book calls them "Lake Seneca", etc. Silly.
Anyway, it's Montauk:
The plant you're looking for grows happily around the dunes of Montauk, so
they're popular in nurseries in the area.
When you're done with all this, get to Montauk for a few days. Gorgeous off
season (before Memorial Day, after Labor Day). Makes the cape look like
Chuck E Cheese on a bad night full of little sugar-cranked monkeys. Try
It's cheap off season, too. The biggest problem with the place is that you
(usually) have to go through the rest of Long Island to get there, unless
you're coming from New England and can take a ferry over. That cuts off half
Take them to Montauk *now*, when the bluefish and striped bass are hitting
the beaches. Stick surf casting rods in their hands. They'll never go near
team sports again, and you'll get one hell of a dinner out of the deal. :-)
Or maybe three dinners. There's nothing like bluefish that went from water
to kitchen in less than 2 hours.
On 11/2/05 8:53 AM, in article lx3af.11751$ email@example.com, "Doug
Can't - it is a family commitment when you get into hockey. And the adults
do enjoy it too!
BUT - oh the thought of fresh bluefish or bass, makes my mouth water. When I
was a kid, we spent most of the summer in a camper near Race Point. I had a
deal with my Mom. On the nights I hated the planned dinner, if I could catch
it and would clean and cook it myself, I could skip the family meal. A few
mackerel or a just legal stripper or blue made an excellent meal for one.
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