We went from Red Hook to Shooters Island in the double with a lot of other people who came from Manhattan.
It was pretty windy and it made for a long paddle down and back, although we had it much easier since we launched and landed from Brooklyn, while the others came from 42nd St in Manhattan.
A cool and overcast day, and the last one we would be able to paddle in without wearing drysuits for the year.
Shooters Island was nice, but didn't have time to hang-out there since we had to catch the tide, and didn't want to be out in the dark when it would have gotten quite a bit colder. We will have to go back there since there was a ton of beach glass and other cool stuff on the beach.
Truth: It gets dark every day.