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Monday, June 10, 2013

From a Flight on Sunday, June 9, 2013...

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Finally, an enjoyable late Spring flight along the Jersey shore and over central New Jersey after six long weeks.  I shot many views of Seaside Heights and the Jersey Shore from Asbury Park to Island Beach State Park, and also of Six Flags Great Adventure.

As always, I hope you enjoy the view from above...

#1 - All twelve lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike crossing the Raritan river

#2 - Flooded farm fields near Jamesburg

#3 - Brilliant blooms near Perrineville

#4 - Expansive tree nursery near Perrineville
The following (3) photos are of Hurricane Harbor Water Park @ Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.  Note the newest slide for the 2013 season is the Big Wave Racer, seen clearly in the center of photo #7.



#8 - An overview of Great Adventure theme park and Safari (looking east)
The next (5) photos show the new Safari Off Road Adventure, where guests board large, open-air vehicles and driven over rugged terrain for an up-close encounter with the animals.
And built in the center of the Safari grounds at the highest point is Camp Aventura, where guests can get up close and personal with some of the animals.

#9 - Camp Aventura
#10 - Only part of the expansive Safari grounds, shown with Camp Aventura

#11 - Camp Aventura is open but not yet fully completed
These next (2) photos show the open air vehicle loading area and waiting line queue for the new Safari Off Road Adventure, located within the Great Adventure Theme Park.  Safari admission is now INCLUDED with theme park admission, and you can no longer drive your own car through.  Waiting lines can be long, as seen in the photos.

#14 - St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson

#15 - Miller airpark in Toms River (note construction of a new cross runway)

#16 - Taxiing by, we noticed an aircraft that had a rough arrival at Miller airpark :)

#17 - A lone intersection in the middle of nowhere...

#18 - ...and with a traffic light, no less (near Toms River)

#19 - Excavation area south of Toms River

#20 - Island Beach State Park (looking south)

#21 - Entrance to Island Beach State Park with Seaside Park/Heights to the north
These next  (14) photos show Seaside Heights and it's newly rebuilt Boardwalk.  Note that both Casino and Funtown piers are still under re-construction and not scheduled to open until Summer of 2014.

#22 - Funtown pier
#23 - New boardwalk

#24 - New boardwalk and the mid-way Steak House (yellow roof)

#25 - New boardwalk

#26 - Casino Pier under re-construction (look at all of that fresh lumber)

#27 - Casino Pier

#28 - Casino pier and water park

#29 - Casino Pier (note the coaster has been removed from the water)

#30 - New boardwalk and beach

#31 - Funtown Pier

#32 - An overview of Seaside Heights (looking northeast)

#33 - Northern portion of the boardwalk

#34 - More fresh planks of the re-constructed boardwalk

#35 - The northernmost point of the Seaside Heights boardwalk nearing completion
These next (21) photos show the continued devastation of mainly private homes from
Ortley Beach to Point Pleasant.  If you're a home owner in this area, some of these
photos may be difficult to view.













#49 - Notice the new sand sea wall created to protect these homes once rebuilt


#51 - Mantloking bridge where the Ocean breach occurred


#53 - This is where the ocean breached the land straight through to the Barnegat Bay.  Though rebuilt, it lacks the many homes that once populated this area



These next (4) photos show the ever popular Point Pleasant.  And with Seaside Heights amusements temporarily out of commission until the piers are re-constructed, Point Pleasant is more crowded than ever, with plenty of rides open for the kids.


#58 - Jenkinson's


#60 - I'm guessing this is some sort of a giant sand castle under construction


#61 - Sea Girt National Guard Training Center and Museum

#62 - Some kind of Food Festival at Silver Lake in Belmar

#63 - Silver Lake in Belmar

#64 - Ocean Grove

#65 - The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove

#66 - The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove
#67 - Ocean Grove
#68 - The NEW Asbury Park boardwalk

#69 - Areas of Sandy's aftermath being rebuilt near Long Branch

#70 - Hey, an airplane like ours, only this one is towing an advertising banner
These next (2) photos show an impressive "Cottage" near Colts Neck

These next (4) photos show some opulent homes near East Freehold.



#77 - Looks to be a park of some sorts near East Freehold

#78 - The Universal Peace Pagoda in Manalapan


See you after the next flight...