I only went to the ocean (or the shore, as one says here) one time this year. In August I went with a family member to Ocean City, New Jersey, for the day, to go to the Boardwalk Art Show.
Ordinarily, even during the height of summer, Ocean City is not that hot at the water’s edge. The breeze from the ocean cools you off. However, this was a hot muggy day, with the breeze blowing the wrong way, towards the ocean. Still, the sun was shining, eating at Hulu’s was great (http://www.hulasauces.com), the ocean was beautiful as always, and it was a lovely drive. I bought a nice iconic photo of the beach. And I wasn’t driving – I enjoyed being a passenger on this trip.
Entrance to the bridge to Ocean City. August 2010
Look closely. There is a bird resting on the railing. Bridge to Ocean City. August 2010.
Continuing on the bridge. View of Great Egg Harbor Bay. August 2010.
Welcome to Ocean City. August 2010.
The ocean, beautiful as always. Ocean City. August 2010.
Flags designating swimming areas. Ocean City. August 2010.
Seagull on the prowl. Ocean City. August 2010.
This seagull has places he needs to be! Ocean City. August 2010.
Going home. View of the islands of Great Egg Harbor Bay. August 2010.
On the bridge. I see construction in the distance. August 2010.
On the bridge. View of Sumers Point. August 2010.
Near the end of the bridge. Goodbye Ocean City. August 2010.