Post - Sandy - Volunteer day in Rockaway, a set on Flickr.
For a lot of us, things are back to normal - but not for the people who live on the city's edge. They'll still be cleaning up for a long time. I joined Carl Steiniger, a fellow NYC kayaker, who's been doing an amazing amount of volunteering in the wake of the storm. I'd done one day at Coney Island and reading his Facebook posts, I decided to join him for another. Another rewarding day, and a good reminder for me of how far from normal things still are for so many people in this city. Visit this gallery on Flickr for a better view of our volunteer day and subsequent trip down the peninsula to the Gil Hodges Bridge, and a couple of links about the rally for jetties we happened to stumble across just as it was breaking up.