As we approached Pollepel Island, we noticed small castles sitting in the water.
On shore the gateway opened to a world we were not allowed to go. Looking at the construction, we shouldn't enter if we valued health and well being.
The castle walls sprawled above the island with the sun shining through the windows and breaks.
Despite its disrepair, it was remarkable.
We stayed on the boat, except for several short swims. It was so hot that we watched the sun set through the windows in a quiet stupor.