We went to visit family in New Jersey over the Christmas break. Some photos...
3- Snack time
8- A swan at Manasquan
I froze my hands off taking this photo. The temperature was 20F, but the wind was blasting; it felt way colder than the 6F it is right now. I took this single shot and high-tailed it back to the car...
In spite of all the jokes New Yorkers like to tell about that state, NJ has some really beautiful places.
Indeed. I've been fortunate in that before I retired, I was afforded the opportunity to travel to various places around the country. Atlantic City for a week or so was one. Explored the area from the casinos down to Cap May. Nice shot of the lighthouse.
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New Jersey does have some cool places. Except for the northeast part of the state it is pretty flat though... Which leaves the coast, and that was a great place to be because of the fall migration...birds everywhere!
I made two trips to the Manasquan Reservoir, since that was a 10min drive from where we were staying: a 5.1mi walk with the family around the reservoir and then a solo visit for some additional bird photography.
I visited Barnegat Lighthouse on a frigid windswept morning, took one photo before I'd had enough. I typically use thicker gloves in temperatures that cold, but had stupidly and stubbornly persisted with my thinner gloves throughout (instead of switching back and forth between the heavier and lighter gloves). My hands were blocks of ice which persuaded me that the lighthouse wasn't worth it.
I visited Edwin B. Forsythe right after my Barnegat Lighthouse fiasco. This is a pretty spectacular spot and highly recommended! Marshes, ponds and streams, right beside the ocean; during the fall migration this place was teeming with birds. The shallower water was half frozen, but the birds didn't seem to mind. In one spot I saw a whole flock of ducks sleeping in the middle of a partially frozen stream! e.g. Note the ice rimming the banks of the stream in photo #12.
A word about the final photo: I think those are Red Knots. If so, they are on a 5000mi journey from the northern end of North America to the southern tip of South America. Amazing.
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