Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 45 ~

 Here's a peek at Bradshaw Beach in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
As a teenager, I worked across the street from this beach.
Each day, after work, I spent my afternoons here, with my best friend.






 All the dunes were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy.
They have rebuilt them but they have a long way to go.

This house is ocean front, it was here 40 years ago when I spent my summers here.
It was destroyed by the storm.
This is how it looks today, more than 2 years later.

When you hear on television that everythings o.k. at the Jersey Shore,
don't believe it.
Devastation is still everywhere and it breaks my heart to post this picture of 
someones home. 

Sharing more beach fences from the Jersey Shore with my good friend
for Good Fences
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!

30 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie great series of fences and it is so sad when people's homes are destroyed by storms. Etc.

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  2. Hello Debbie, I love beach and dunes. Awesome shots of the fences.. It is sad about the devastation and that the work on these homes is taking so long.. Enjoy your day!

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  3. It will never really be the same post Sandy.

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  4. You were one lucky teenager. As a freshman in high school I worked at a local boarding stable. Entailed a lot of shovel work, if ya know what I mean. The view wasn't so great. But I enjoyed feeding all the horses, the occasional exercise round in the arena. Oh...and I got to hang with the cowgirls (the rich ones with the horses) who hung out at the arena every day after school. (until I was run off the shovel you know what)

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  5. I love that array of fences! It's sad how much devastation was caused by that storm.

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  6. that last picture really does speak volumes. all the others look SO beautiful, then you realize how many folks still have lost so much.

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  7. Oh gosh -how sad to see that house! Nice fences though.

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  8. Great fences and sea views. You were a lucky teenager to spend your afternoons here.. Sad to know about how long it is still taking some people to rebuild their homes after the storm two years ago.
    Regards.

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  9. So very sad the devastation.

    Great fences and surf though. :)

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  10. The beach with the fences and grasses is beautiful. It is sad to see the devastation from storms. It seems we have more and more each year.

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  11. Oh dear, I do believe it, as it is the case in so many places hit by storms. It is sad, but hopefully all will be restored, as it was perhaps even better than before. It's a lovely place and screams save me fast! But back to when you grew up- lucky you, and now it's beginning to make sense where you get such a carefree, lovely caring spirit. You caught from the wind and the waves! What wonderful memories you must have that will last a lifetime!

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  12. Love the beach fences, but it's so sad that so many homes are still not repaired.

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  13. It's sad that the Jersey Shore is still suffering so much damage. I hope eventually that will all be rectified. It's so hard when people have such devastating losses!

    Love the photos! Beach fences are always great to see.

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  14. I feel sorry for the house at the shore, Debbie.What a shame!
    Love the beach fences!Great shots!
    Dimi...

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  15. What an amazing place to be able to spend your summer. The beach is always a great place. Yes it is sad about so much destruction from the Storm. It does look as if they are starting to repair the house.

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  16. Gorgeous beach fences Debbie. Lovely views while you were at work too.
    So sad to see the remains of the devastation from that bad storm. Hopefully, things will get a lot better soon :D)

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  17. Was in South Seaside Park last month and it was still a mess. Sigh....

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  18. Sounds like you have fond memories of the area. It is sad to hear that the destruction has not all been recovered from yet 2-3 years later. Back in 2008, a tornado destroyed a large part of Parkersburg, IA near me. It was very sad and devastating, but 7 years later the path of destruction is now the path of prosperity: you can see exactly where the tornado went through by following the path of very nice, new houses built with the insurance money right through town and into the country. I hope things work out for the folks on the Jersey Shore. Loved your photos of the ocean, fences, and beaches. You're making me miss the coast!

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  19. Such gorgeous scenery! I hate to see houses still in their damaged state.

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  20. Love the repetition in the fences and the rows of grasses. Beautiful shots!

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  21. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful scenes. It is so hard to come back from such devastation - my hometown suffered a horrendous flood in the mid-80's and never really recovered. It is hard.

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  22. It is beautiful there but then you realize what everyone went through when looking at houses such as this one. I hope you feel better soon Debbie.

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  23. Oh I am sorry.

    I hope I am your Cinderella.

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  24. What fun memories of the beach you have. Mother nature can sure do a lot of damage.

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  25. I just love your beach fence images. so sad for the people with damaged homes.

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  26. I find the beach fences very interesting. We lived in California for about 6 years and I never saw fences on the beaches. I do feel sad about the house picture. It is very hard to see pictures of what a storm can do to an area like this. Sorry; I am sure it isn't easy to view the destruction when you love an area so much.
    Blessings!

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  27. Many areas of New Orleans still need help after 2005's Katrina. It's sad how long it's taking. Hope the Jersey Shore recovers faster than N.O. Hope you feel better, too!

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  28. I understand the sinking feeling of seeing devastation come to a place you love so much. So sorry that the people of Jersey Shore have had to experience that. Lovely photos of the beach fences.

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  29. It's a beautiful beach. They are doing a nice job of reclaiming it. Sad to know it's taking so long to rebuild homes.

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