Weekend Shot: Welcome, June

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Saturday was hot here. Like hot as it should be on June 1.

My wife ran a 5K race in the morning. I took Liv to t-ball, dropped off the recycling, took the kids to the lake to see the ducks. By the time my wife came home in the early afternoon, the sun was shinng brightly. I started to trip some shrubs.

Arour 4 p.m. my niece came over to spend the night. We picked up a pizza and, afterwards, piled everyone into the minivan to go play on the beach. It was about 87 when we left our house.

Thirty minutes later, standing on the beach in Spring Lake, the hairs on my arms stood. Though the sun was out, the haze over the beach was keeping it at a cool 72, with a gusty breeze.

I was cold.

But at least we were there, on the beach in Spring Lake. Back in November 2012, a week or so after Hurricane Sandy passed, I shot this on the same beach:

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To see where Spring Lake now is, compared to where it was, was great to see. People were on the new boardwalk, a guy was surf fishing, it almost looked back to normal. Not 100 percent back but getting there. And certainly back more than I expected it to be.

The boardwalk it almost totally rebuilt. Welders were working on the pilings even when we were there at 6:30 in the evening. My shot to open this post makes the beach look like a lunar landscape, but in person, it’s looking like the beach.

We came off the beach, and headed to The Blarney Cone for some ice cream. Birthday cake for the kiddies, Sweet Black Cherry for me.

As we drove out back through town, we saw people sitting on their grand Spring Lake porches and kids riding their beach cruiser bikes. It was nice to see summer back at the Jersey Shore. By the time we hit 195 West, two of the four kids was asleep and Evening was knocking on Night’s door.

A good way to start June.

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2013

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