In two weeks at the Jersey Shore, one witnesses the ocean and her surrounding waters in many moods. Expansive and serene one day…
…she is moody and ominous the next.
On a kayaking trip to Devil’s Island in the saltwater marshes: rain and gloom.
Another day afloat in Middle Thoroughfare: clear blue skies and lightly riffled water.
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Sunrise on the day before…
…the big Nor’easter. Three days of howling northeast winds and driving rain.
Don didn’t believe me when I told him the storm was truly a nor’easter – until he was on the beach in the teeth of it.
Angry, dramatic – beautiful! I will meet the sea in any mood she cares to share with me…
Kim, In your first picture, I don’t see any dunes. Why not? Also, loved the 7th picture.
In the first photo, the lines of grasses ARE the dunes. The beach was replenished last year, and a dune built and planted. It will take some years for those little grasses to grow into a fully vegetated dune.For an amateur naturalist, it will be a fascinating process to watch!