Friday, August 19, 2011

A Morning Visit To Long Beach Island, NJ

Spur of the moment on Wednesday, I decided I was going to go down to Long Beach Island on Thursday, to shoot my new camera and 28-300mm lens. I called my friend, Sally, who lives on the island, to see if she wanted to meet me. She did, and said she gets up at 5am. I don't get up that early and it takes me 45 minutes to get to her house, so I was down there by 7. I should have gotten there earlier, however it was an overcast, grey, flat light, kind of morning anyway.


We visited the Barnegat Lighthouse.


This is a 5" x 7' oil painting I did of it a couple of weeks ago.


Many varieties of flowers are planted around the lighthouse and the park there.


We met some nice people.


And we watched the fishing boats head out to sea.


Then we went over to the Viking Village Marina, just outside of the Barnegat inlet. 


A leader in the Commercial Fishing Industry here on the East Coast,
much of this country's shrimp, scallops, crab and fish come through this port.


Here many commercial fishing boats and charters are docked. 
I even found one with my name on it!


Then off to the yacht club, where not much activity was taking place.


Wow, I wonder who lives there, across the bay.


After checking out the bay, we headed off to the beach side.
I took lots more photos there. I'll post a sampling of those shots next time.
Here's a parting shot of my friend, Sally Vennel in a contemplative mood.