Saturday, January 9, 2010

Amazing Day in New Jersey

Day started out with laundromat, breakfast then shopping got these great Timberland boots on sale and they have PINK in them. Then we decided to take my doggie for a ride, since he has major cabin fever from not being outside due to the cold weather. Hubby suggested Sandy Hook. We are 2o minutes from the Jersey Shore. So it isn't far at all. Okay how silly do I feel? I lived in New Jersey my entire life and I've never gone to Sandy Hook which has Fort Hancock (1899) an old military base, originally built to protect NY Harbor.
Below are a few photos from our day.

These are the Twin Lights. 1862 primary seacoast light for NY Harbor.
With radar and more sophisticated navigational equipment the Twin Lights were extinguished in 1949 - after 121 years of service. You can go inside and climb the 60 some stairs to see a breathtaking view of the Ocean.

Sandy Hook lighthouse 1764 still in use

Old cannon use at Fort Hancock, NJ

The ice on the shore rocks was spectacular. The Atlantic ocean was so blue today.

Fighter jet at Fort Hancock.

Here's my Solomon.
Enjoying his ride.
He can ride forever.
Didn't want to get out of
the car when we got home.

A shot of the Atlantic, so blue and pretty today.

So the morale of this story is, you just never know what lies right under your nose . . . such history and beauty 20 minutes from my house and for 50 years I never explored there. Thanks Hubby - you had a great idea !

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great day! The pictures are amazing!