Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Afternoon in Dyker Heights: Picnic Lunch at Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course

We took a picnic lunch from our apartment and walked over to Dyker Heights on this gorgeous afternoon to enjoy the greenery at the Dyker Beach Golf Course and Park.
It was about 60 degrees and sunny, rare for December in Brooklyn, but of course the climate is changing enough so that there's now this palm tree across from the golf course at 7th Avenue by Parrot Place.
But Dyker Beach isn't a real beach, with the only sand being in sand traps.
Still, we enjoyed the time we spent there, admiring the great views on this pretty day.
Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States
and in the 1950s and 1960s, when we were a kid, it was the busiest one in the country.
It was fun to walk around, but after a while we had to get back home to work.
But the beautiful weather made us dawdle and we walked down 7th Avenue past the Poly Prep campus with its Georgian buildings down to the entrance to Fort Hamilton, where we had our Vietnam War draft physical 43 years ago. There we caught the B70 bus for the quick ride home.

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