Dead Horse Bay Mapping
I know this is a last minute invite, but I'll likely be heading out there once a month or so, so don't sweat it if you're interested in coming but can't make it
Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, NY is the home of an impressive amount of research-worthy trash. Anyone interested in a casual mapping excursion this coming Sunday (10/19) is welcome to come along.
I'm interested in gathering aerial images of the beach at low tide as well as photographs of the tide mill ruins and any especially interesting trash (I am especially interested in anything with a serial number, text, or other markings that would help to identify where and when it was produced).
What To Bring
Cameras! This will be a good chance for folks who have not been out to the beach to get to know it. There will be plenty of opportunities for cool garbage photos.
Closed toe shoes. You'll be walking in wet sand and broken glass, and may want to be able to step into shallow water to investigate things (no need for boots unless you really think you want to go wading).
Water, Snacks. The beach is pretty easy to get to, but once we're there you won't be able to buy anything.
Light layers. It is going to be cool and breezy on Sunday.
Rubber gloves (optional). Depends on how grimy you're willing to get. Keep in mind that there will be a lot of glass and metal around, and use common sense when handling anything you find on the ground.
Also Good To Know
There are bathrooms at the Marina on one end of the bay, but I noticed on my last visit that the gates that allow access from the beach were locked. There are plenty of trees and bushes.
Cell reception is usually ok, but can be a little hit or miss.
Directions, Where & When to Meet
The Q35 bus runs down Flatbush Ave and stops right at the trail to the beach. The trail will have fork in three directions, and I'm going to start on the side of the beach you can get to by heading left. The beach itself ends with the Marina on the north and the bridge to the south, so it should be easy to spot one another and hard to get lost.
Here's the entrance on the map.
Low tide will be at 11:22am, and I am planning to be on the beach to set up at 10:00am. Feel free to arrive later and stay as long as you like, there is plenty of exploring to do. I'll probably be there until at least 3pm
Please keep in mind that this is NOT a scavenging operation.