Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sandy Hook...

The Final Chapter

 M.A.S.T. Campus on the grounds of Fort Hancock

Mortar Battery
 
 The oldest standing Lighthouse in America, built in 1764,
will celebrate its 250th Anniversary in June 2014.

 Lighthouse keepers home.

 Home of the Lighthouse keeper from 1809 - 1938,
when the duties of the keeper where transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard

 The Sandy Hook Bay...

 has beautiful nature paths, bike paths, walking trails and salt marshes,
along with more than 300 species of birds.

 
Sandy Hook is a summer destination.
Primarily because of it's location and spralling beaches.
I like it better in winter.
The winter landscapes, on the bay side, took my breath away.
 

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images Debbie! Thanks for taking us along. xo

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  2. Oh I love all the pictures. I think Winter is a great time to visit!

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  3. Sandy Hook is truly beautiful thank you so much for sharing that beauty with us. The architecture is amazing. HUGS B

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  4. Great photos, Debbie! You gave us a good sense of the place. I love the old red brick in the first two photos. And I would love to see the inside of that lighthouse keeper's house.

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  5. The photos are awesome Debbie!!

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  6. The lighthouse and bay scenes are beautiful!! Would love to explore the inside of a lighthouse one day.

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  7. It looks so cold, yet a beautiful landscape. Would love to visit the lighthouse keeper's house.

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  8. Can't believe it's in my own state, and I've never visited! I'm adding it to my to-do list!! Gorgeous photos!

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  9. HI Bebbie Lovely to see the Lighthouse and previous home of the light keeper. This looks like a great place to go walking and it is great that there are 300 birds in the area.

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  10. you had me at Lighthouse. i have always loved them since a kid. i need to see this one in person. writing it down right now, on the list for sure. can't you imagine the weather the lighthouse has seen? good & bad weather. i love to think of life like a "lighthouse" if that old thing can make it through all the tough times. we can to. shine one. ok, no more sappy talk. get back to smiling now. ha. ha!! ( :

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  11. you had me at Lighthouse. i have always loved them since a kid. i need to see this one in person. writing it down right now, on the list for sure. can't you imagine the weather the lighthouse has seen? good & bad weather. i love to think of life like a "lighthouse" if that old thing can make it through all the tough times. we can to. shine one. ok, no more sappy talk. get back to smiling now. ha. ha!! ( :

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  12. Sandy Hook does look good in winter but the birds in spring would be a draw for me.

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  13. What a beautiful place, Debbie, and I think I would like it better in winter too. Kind of like beaches...better when they're empty.

    I really love lighthouses, and this one is a beauty!

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  14. What a lovely place Debbie!!Gorgeous pictures!!I like the lighthouse and the bay view!Amazing scenes!
    Dimi...

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  15. Thanks, Debbie, for this trip down memory lane as natives of NJ we have visited Sandy Hook and always enjoy seeing it again. You are so right about off-season being the best time to visit.

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  16. Neat old lighthouse! And the ice and snow on the water is so pretty!

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  17. How beautiful! Love the lighthouse. Happy birthday to it! I agree that a lot of the places that are so popular in summer have a great winter appeal. Not so many people.

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  18. Beautiful place! I love the brick buildings with the brightly painted trim!

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  19. I love that lighthouse - how cool it's the oldest one! The beach scene with the fence and path is fantastic!

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  20. Beautiful scenery, but I really love the lighthouse! That is SO cool!

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  21. Sandy Hook looks like a great place to visit. I love the lighthouse! I would love to visit there myself someday! Great photos.

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  22. I think I would like it better in winter too. I like the way those salt marshes photographed and I love the light house and the keepers house. I think that would be so much fun to live there.

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  23. What a beautiful place! You really captured it's personality.

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  24. What a fascinating post . Love that light house !!

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  25. That is a fabulous lighthouse with the home of the light keeper! I'd love to see that some time. Beautiful photos!

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  26. Wow, what a landscape for beautiful pictures; these pictures are awesome. I love the facts on the lighthouse. I am somewhat fascinated with light houses. You have captured the essence of winter in these photos.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  27. Beautiful photos, Debbie! I love the ones of the bay and the path with the fence. And of course I love the lighthouse because I am a lover of lighthouses and have visited many over the years. None in your area though.

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  28. Hi from Norway - I love your blog and all the beautiful pics!!

    Hugs from KKann

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  29. What a peaceful serene walk you just took us on. I needed that!

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  30. Absolutely beautiful photos! I can see why you love it in winter.

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  31. Those green doors took my breath away, and lighthouse is absolutely gorgeous! It would be the perfect spot for an engagement shoot! ;)

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  32. Debbie these are just wonderful photos. The first shot of the MAST Campus with the brick and bright green trim is really striking. I love Lighthouses and that one was very interesting. My favorite shot was the fence along the nature path.

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  33. Hmmm...I wonder how I missed this post?? Nice photos, and I love the lighthouses!

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  34. Thanks for a great walk along the seashore. The lighthouse is a gem, Debbie.
    a kiss.

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