Monday, February 3, 2014

Road Trip

Sunday, the hubs and I took a road trip...
Destination, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to see the Christmas Seals.
 
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This image of 100 Christmas Seals laying on a sandbar is not mine.
It has been a constant reminder for me to "go to Sandy Hook"
and see the seals.
I have been hearing about them, seeing pictures of them,
I have been salivating to photograph them.
I had grand dreams of how many I would see.
Would I be able to count all of them??
 
Well I was, I saw zero. I spoke with the park ranger,
none were spotted on Sunday, only one had been spotted on Saturday.
 
Drat!!
 
It was just that kinda day...I about wet my pants when I spotted this...
 
Osprey Seagull sitting in this big ole' Osprey nest.

Long story short, we had an amazing afternoon and I got some
awesome images of the beautiful winter landscapes.
 
Lot's more tomorrow!!
 

27 comments:

  1. Gosh you're brave going out in the cold! I go into nasty spasms in this weather. Sorry you didn't get to see the seals :(

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  2. I am sorry you didn't get to see the seals. You did get some great photos though and I hope you will post more of them for us.

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  3. I'm sorry you didn't get to see the seals, but looks like you made the best of it. Love that last picture of the ice in the water. It looks cold!

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  4. Aw, I would love to have seen those seals! But thanks for the other pix! The beach in winter has a beauty all its own.

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  5. Sorry you missed the seals. That ballzie seagull is brave. Great winter shots.

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  6. i'm just amazed how you can post the day after. i'm always a few months behind on my stuff. :)

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  7. Oh, I love that last view with the posts in the water and that beautiful sky. Sorry you didn't see the seals! But it sounds like a good day anyway. :)

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  8. i have never heard of the Christmas seals? i will have to look into it. so cold. ( :

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  9. It was worth the trip. Debbie ... the sea is beautiful with the snow. I love the sea ... is my other passion ;)
    Happy Monday.
    a kiss.

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  10. Sorry you missed the seals.Maybe next time Debbie!!Lovely beach!I like seagulls!Great shots!
    Wish you a nice week!
    Dimi...

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  11. Hi Debbie I love that last shot but sorry you did not see the Seals.

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  12. Well I think the pictures you got are just lovely.
    It looks so cold and wintery.

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  13. So sorry, you missed the seals. Maybe you can try again at another time? It is a pretty place, love the last wintry scene. Have a happy week!

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  14. Sorry you missed the seals...glad you had fun anyway!

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  15. Ah, disappointing about the Seals, but you still managed some pics in the cold weather - good for you for being brave!

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  16. Oh I love your road trip I think I would have enjoyed that too. Nice photo-ops captured well. Hug B

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  17. Too bad you didn't see a snowy owl. I have heard of reports of them there too.

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  18. Nice! I really like the last photo! Lots of broken ice there.

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  19. I am sure being there was breathtaking. The snow can really leave behind wonderufl art work.

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  20. 60 degrees? That's sounds wonderful!
    PS -- GFC is Google Friend Connect and I think you follow me that way already.... :)

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  21. Oh I'm sorry they weren't there for you, Debbie. :-(
    But, just a good reason to go back to what looks like a beautiful place to be!

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  22. Ahhhhhh, you had about as much luck with the seals as I did with my hawk watch. But it was fun anyway, and I'm glad you had a good day! The seagull in the osprey nest is a great catch!

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  23. Sorry that you were able to see the seals. The seagull invading the Osprey nest was a great find. Loved the last shot of the ocean and the ice. So cold looking and yet strangely beautiful.

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  24. You do capture a lot of wonderful pictures of the winter landscape. I also love the fun road trips you take. Sorry that you didn't see the seals.
    By the way would you mind if I use one of your bird pictures for a post I am planning.
    Blessings!

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