Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Beach In Margate, New Jersey

I had never been to the beaches in Margate, New Jersey.
We walked up to the beach when we visited
 Lucy The Elephant 
the beach was beautiful.






If you care to watch, here is a YouTube video of Margate after SuperStorm Sandy.

Looking back at Lucy from the beach.
The skies got so dark as we were leaving,
 and we got a good soaking rain as we were driving home.
This was such a fun road trip, some might say "just to see an elephant".
But it was so much more!

August 21, 2018

19 comments:

  1. A trip to see one thing is always filled with wonderful new sights and experiences along the way. How fabulous is that elephant amongst all those buildings.

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  2. I am curious about the dune grass. It appears to be enclosed and protected. It also has a rectilinear look to it as though it has been planted. Is this an attempt to restore a dune ecosystem? If so I laud the attempt.

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    1. margate, and the surrounding area, was destroyed by super storm sandy. there were no dunes, no streets, no homes. the ocean came up, into the neighborhoods destroying many homes and buckling the streets. margate was devastated! it has taken a long time for new jersey to received money to restore our beaches and dunes, a few beaches are still waiting for the assistance they need. some homeowners are still not back in their homes, 6 years later. these are planted dunes, and protected by fences, a reminder for people to keep off the dunes.

      i thought the grass looked pretty, i enjoyed photographing it. for me, it is a huge reminder that we survived superstorm sandy. that we have rebuilt our beaches and dunes and that we are stronger than ever!!

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    2. a youtube video of the area after superstorm sandy:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKfoD7cwd1g

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  3. Hello, the dune grasses are pretty. They look like they were planted recently. Lovely views of the beach and Lucy peeking out. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  4. This really makes me miss the beach; I haven't been in a few years.

    xoxo

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  5. Ghe rows os beach grass are incredible! Never seen them planted like that!

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  6. Beautiful views! I believe it was more than just seeing Lucy.

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  7. It is (again now) a beautiful beach. I read through the comments so that now I don't have to ask my question about the planted beach grass -- thought it might be because of Sandy, but I didn't know until I read your reply above how long it has taken to get the funds for restoration. You are survivors!!!

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  8. Lovely photographs of the beach.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Beautiful! Oh how I would love to be on th beach. Have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  10. Oh our trips to see something little have always turned out being so fun, the beach looks fantastic, after seeing all that destruction you think it is amazing that they were able to bounce back from all that but it is so good to see they have. When we went to Mississippi there were a lot of areas that they just never did anything with after the storm went through there, but there has been rebuilding in some areas

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  11. Thanks for sharing the video. It was eye opening to see the devastation of that super storm. The beach now looks so peaceful. You got some fantastic photos of it. I love that your object was to see the Lucy but there is always so much more.
    Our recent trip was so fun because we didn't have an agenda and we just picked out a few things to do. It was very relaxing and we enjoyed our moments without a rush to see a lot.
    Always love your trips. Blessings and hugs!

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  12. The grass looks beautiful :) We have a wild rose in the dunes :)

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  13. Hello Lucy, good to see you again. Not sure what they're called but the growths (field grass?) I don't know they are really interesting especially the order that they're growing.

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  14. The beach grass is fabulous and I like that you ended with another shot of Lucy.

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  15. Gorgeous beach! The grass fields are beautiful! Looks like they were intentionally planted that way.

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  16. The beach is looking beautiful! So nice to see the restoration.

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