Thursday, June 2, 2011
Meadow Lane, a winding old Southampton lane with a quaint name that recalls its bucholic past, is today a contrast of old and new. Take a drive down Meadow's meandering road with its gorgeous ocean and bay views. (My advice: do this either on a bicycle or in a convertible- all the better to peek between the budding privet hedges and gilded gates). Stately mansions and pristine shingled beach homes perch above the Atlantic and on the bay side, smaller bungalows are being built up with second floors and wrap around porches pointing towards the sea. In between, pockets of undisturbed nature: grassy marsh fields, an abandoned barn and a small wooden walkway leading absolutely nowhere. What path to take? That's for you to decide.