Although I grew up in central New Jersey, I can count the times I’ve been “down the Shore” on my fingers. For one thing, I was (and still am) usually more interested in spending time in New York. Furthermore, I don’t like heat or sun or rowdy crowds, so a trip to my home state’s beaches in the heat of summer has never held much charm for me.
But I learned a few years ago that I really do enjoy beaches in my own way: off season, when the weather is mild and attendance is sparse. My husband and I just spent a weekend in Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. It was my first visit to the area in many years, so I took a few pictures. Continue reading “Photo Album: By The Sea, Part 1”