Sunday, September 23, 2012

overtime nightmare

==>Friends of Ocean Parkway: overtime nightmare:

A brand new piece of wood replaces one of the countless rotting or damaged boards on the Boardwalk.  There are tens of thousands of boards on the 2 1/2 mile Boardwalk.  It takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to replace each board.  There is only one crew of two carpenters responsible for the entire boardwalk.  Do the math.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lines in the Sand

A night of heavy rain and strong winds helped create new patterns on the boardwalk.  As the sand dries and the winds shift new designs appear and then disappear below the boards.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Summer Season Ends

Signs on the Boardwalk give notice to visitors that the beach is closed and no lifeguards are on duty so swimming is prohibited.  Of course, it doesn't prevent a nice run or walk near the shoreline to cool off.  We are entering the best time for enjoying the beach and boardwalk.  Crowds are smaller, lines are shorter, but there still many things to enjoy as a committed boardwatcher
Empty tables are a rare sight outside of Nathan's.  No hotdogs at 7am.
Red flags warn beachgoers of riptides and swimming prohibition.  Many ignore the warnings.
Be careful where you walk.
Drinking fountains are bone dry after water is turned off.

Sadly my enjoyment of a cool drink during my walk ended when a young, thin, attractive, pony-tailed jogger leaned over the fountain for a swig, swished it around her mouth, and heartily spit her mouthful into the basin.  UGH!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pier Pics

These shadowy figures remind me of the zombie movies like "Dawn of the Dead." Mealtime

Fishing fashion

Yeah, right!