Biking before I head back into reality I headed to Far Rockaway - the cleanest water I can get to by the bike. Still nothing compared to the water along the Emerald Coast, but it will do. There's something wonderful about riding 13 miles then jumping in the ocean. Straight out from Brooklyn is Fort Tilden, which on this Wednesday afternoon was deserted, just the way I like it. A beach to myself, bike trails to explore and sunshine. Not a bad way to finish this break, back to work I go.