Sunday, December 6, 2015

Last day for the Jersey Shore

What a beautiful day it has been here in New Jersey.  Not a cloud in the sky and cool, but not unbearably cold.  We took a ride over to the Sandy Hook National Park.  It is home to old Fort Hancock and proving ground.  It is a bit run down and many buildings are no longer in use, but the grounds were still very nice to tour.

We toured the Sandy Hook lighthouse, which was the first lighthouse on the eastern shore.  They were not giving tours up the lighthouse till 1:00 p.m. so we decided just to walk the grounds.

It was beautiful and the sky was really that blue.
We also took some time walking around the park to see the ocean and also Sandy Hook Bay. 

You can barely see the buildings on the horizon but that is New York City

We walked over to the Bay side and it was just spectacular there too.

Walk the plank?

A few steps ahead as I am always stopping to take pictures.

Oh that reflection

We saw a couple of these along the beach.

After an invigorating walk on the beach we headed over to the Navesink Twin Lighthouses.  What a beautiful place. Here we were able to walk to the top of one of the lighthouses.  What a view from the top.

Navesink Twin Lighthouses

We climbed this one to the top.

Fresnel lens

A view from half way up.

These bars made me feel much safer


Loved the stairs in the lighthouse

We enjoyed a yummy lunch at Bahres restaurant.  We had the most scrumptious lobster bisque along with a delightful lunch and the view was picturesque.  When you come off season there are no crowds and the sites and sounds are completely different.   

After lunch we visited one of Mike's old Navy buddies, John and his delightful wife Eileen.  Since it starts to get dark a lot earlier here on the eastern shore we decided to get one more look at some BIG WATER before we returned to the hotel.  It was a beautiful day and we are both excited about picking up our boat tomorrow and heading home.

We had a little company

Being that it was off season, it was really quiet and deserted.

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