Just in case you forgot what rivers look like.
Tho’ I guess the Passaic River is really more of a brook once it gets to New Providence.
A visual chronicle of suburban NJ
Despite Ocean Grove being denied FEMA funding for rebuilding its boardwalk, the construction continues anyway. The Ocean Grove beach offices/ restrooms/ base of the fishing pier is one of the lucky sections to get a revamped boardwalk out of the deal.
Apparently this new boardwalk is a composite material. (Whether to use wood or composite for the new boardwalks has been the source of controversy in other shore towns [most notably Belmar].)
They’ve done a lot of construction since January:
Which is all great progress from what Sandy wrought:
This is an old photo— from 2007— and the fact that it’s only 56kb scares me a little— but I think it looks okay…? No major artifacting?
It’s Horseshoe Cove, on Sandy Hook (New Jersey)— which is all but inaccessible at the moment, and probably doesn’t look quite like this anymore. But it’s still a nice scene to think about.
After a week of above-freezing weather, it’s almost guaranteed that Seeley’s Pond is no longer frozen solid like this.
But after last week’s run of nothing above 25°F, it was sure frozen last week.
I saw some kids running on it, which blew my mind a little. Encouraged, I cautiously tested it for myself, and: yup, totally frozen, totally walkable.
Even geese were like “yeahhh, check ME out, crossin’ this pond without swimming, aw yeah.”