In October of 2012, Hubby and I went to New Jersey, where he was born, to attend his family Catholic church’s 120th anniversary. On that trip, we drove out to the Jersey Shore, and spent a nice day at Cape May. It was absolutely beautiful for October; bright and sunny with temperatures in the 70s. We almost had the whole beach to ourselves. Well, the “almost” included a big flock of seabirds. There were Black Skimmers, Forster’s Terns, and other seagulls. Here they are.
See the Terns in the foreground, white with the black eye-patch. This is their winter plumage.
And even closer, aren’t they cool, just marching right up the beach?
Also found at Cape May…
There is a whole long street of these beautiful houses. They are “summer rentals” so were mostly empty in October.
Now, we were there about five days before Superstorm Sandy hit. I have always wondered how those houses made it through the big storm.
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Great article .