Category Archives: Exploring

1958 Thunderbird – This Guy’s First Car

Seventeen came with the privilege to drive –  a legal license for  liberation, freedom, wondrous opportunities to explore with friends or a date, and a major lifestyle advantage. But it would take 20 months before I would actually buy my very own car, … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons and Summer Memories

Eleven years ago this week, returning to New Jersey from a business trip to Rhode Island, I stopped by this charming little 19th century coastal community known as Watch Hill, RI. Among the shuttered and closed buildings was this Book and Tackle shop … … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard – Gay Head (Aquinnah) Lighthouse

This past week we visited Martha’s Vineyard, a quaint, picturesque island just off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts  A few more photo highlights of our ~48 hour visit will be posted shortly. Credits: Wikipedia, The National Park Service, and Wampanoug Tribe info panels. … Continue reading

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NJ’s Island Beach State Park… Treasures from the Atlantic

Eight glimpses below, and the “Featured Image” above, taken a few hours prior to this week’s Summer Solistice…  As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Roosevelt Island Tramway – New York City

Thanks to our friend Jessica, a resident of remarkable Roosevelt Island, Jeanne and I enjoyed riding The Roosevelt Tramway located just north of the Queens Mid-Town Bridge, aka the 59th Street Bridge, aka the Ed Koch Bridge. This Post contains … Continue reading

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Pine Barrens, Lost Railroad and Civil War

A few weeks ago,  I explored a small but typical part of an abandoned single track railroad constructed in the early 1860’s. It transverses the New Jersey Pine Barrens, an immense area of 1.1 million acres of sandy soil characterised  by oak and pine trees, cranberry … Continue reading

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Mercury Transiting the Sun, today 5/9/16

About 8:58 AM EDT this morning, Mercury (The round black dot) is seen beginning its transit in front of the sun. (Sunspots are visible above.) Image at about 600 mm f 6.3, 1/400 sec, hand held.  As usual, click on … Continue reading

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