Cape May and Long Beach Island

wedding overAfter the amazing wedding and week at the beach last month I had the pleasure of continuing my travels with a visit to my future son-in-law’s parent’s home on Long Beach Island (aka LBI), New Jersey.  Long Beach Island is a strip of land on the Jersey Shore, just 18 miles long and half a mile wide at it’s widest point.  It is a quintessential beach resort destination, where the population swells from 20,000 year-round residents to around 100,000 residents during the busy summer months. Did you know that the original Ron Jon surf shop was founded in 1959 in the town of Ship Bottom on LBI??

We started our journey on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry….a drive-on ferry that crosses the Delaware Bay, connecting Delaware to quaint Cape May, New Jersey.  It’s actually not a faster route than driving, but so much more fun, with a different change of scenery.

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We stopped in Cape May for lobster rolls and to get a pic of the Cape May lighthouse to add to my collection….IMAG4555before continuing on to LBI and the charming, cozy Collery home.  There was also the added fun of attending a going away party/shower for the future Mr. & Mrs. Collery at his sister’s beautiful home in Pennsylvania.  (I can’t believe I didn’t get a pic with the Collery family, but got some great shots of the view from their LBI home.)  Here’s a pictorial visit to LBI, including another lighthouse….Barnegat Lighthouse


a short walk to the Atlantic a block away


the gorgeous view of the inner coastal waterway from their rooftop deck


standing in the same spot but turning North towards the little boat harbor
…it looks like a piece of green!

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Sunset views over the inner coastal waterway…and morning walk on the Atlantic beach

IMAG4575Barnegat Lighthouse on the Northern tip of LBI….love the cloud formations


yummy dinner at Blue Water Cafe

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Cake & party for the future Mr. & Mrs. Collery with the cutest baby ever…niece Cecelia.

Taylor Dan across the us

the car is loaded up for the road trip…across the U.S…..

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….made it to Aspen, Colorado…they’ll get to California today!!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

1 Comment

  1. Jeanine, your life is starting to look like one long holiday these days! Beach to beach, coast to coast…..And I’m supposed to be the one with the long Teacher Holidays!
    If you hadn’t mentioned that LBI looks like Ireland, I would have! The colour of the sand (like East coast beaches here – West coast is more ‘gold’) & the clouds – that’s it absolutely. I write as I sit in the garden wishing away the very same clouds that you love!! Because there’s a sun hiding in them!

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