I released the message while kayak fishing off of breezy point in the Rockaways. It was a beautiful day. Very little wind, sunny, and quite warm for October. We paddled out from Plum beach on the ebb and did some fishing.
The fishing wasn't good, and we probably should have gone surfing instead. I caught the funky looking sea robin, and my friend caught one small stripped bass.
The monarch butterflies were migrating and it was really cool to see them all on their way. As it happens there was an article in the NY Times about it that same day. It takes 3 generations for the complete trip from Mexico, to North America, and back to Mexico. These guys were on their way to Mexico, where they would lay eggs and die.