Tag Archives: History

Wildflower – 7/20/17

Late afternoon on the 48th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, peace and tranquility abound along the local Rail Trail in Forked River, N.J.  “Tranquility Base here… the Eagle has landed!” As usual, click on the image for a … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard, (Two) – Magnificent Summer Cottages in Oak Bluffs

  These colorful unique cottages date back to the late nineteenth century within a community of picket fences, pocket parks, and even an outdoor tabernacle. They are found in an intriguing area of shaded narrow streets and pathways ideal for walking. In addition to pondering the value of being a … 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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9/11: Fifteen Years Later… We’ll Never Forget

Shortly after the first plane struck the North Tower, my daughter called to ask if I had heard the news that a small plane had crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, tower #1. Her ‘heads up’ was early and sketchy, … Continue reading

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Lucy, the Inhabitable Elephant – Margate City, NJ

Recently, we climbed up the leg of this 65′ (20m) landmark to its surprisingly roomy interior, built in 1881 as a real estate promotion on the beach.  “Lucy” is located a few miles SW of Atlantic City, as seen from the “howdah” on … 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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Holy Man Shoos Huge Gull – On The Isle of Capri, Italy

This post contains seven images, and two maps.  Exploring by boat off the south-west coast of Capri, Italy 2011, we sighted this territorial confrontation. … Continuing around the island brought views of rocky shorelines and local boating heritage. … Below: Returning … Continue reading

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