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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From a Flight on Sunday, April 6, 2014...

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Today was simply magnificent, with CAVU weather, known to pilots as Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited.  I really wanted to shoot pictures of the northeastern portion of New Jersey, as well as New York City and the Hudson Bay, all from the buttery smooth air found at nearly 8,000 feet above one of the busiest air spaces in the United States.  I also shot many pictures of the beloved Jersey Shore, beginning at Sandy Hook, with many shoreline views both north and south along the never ending white, sandy beaches.

There are a total of (85) photos to hopefully appease everyone's interest.  It was tough choosing this selection out of the more than (250) photos that I shot this day, but was a lot of fun reliving the thrill of the day's flight.

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


 #1 - Round Valley reservoir,
Clinton, NJ

 #2 - Oil Tanks along the Arthur Kill,
Carteret, NJ

 #3 -Marsh land adjacent to the
Goethals bridge in Staten Island, NY

 #4 - Goethals bridge (I-278)

 #5 - Port Ivory along the Arthur Kill
in Staten Island, NY

 #6 - Bayonne bridge

 #7 - Newark International Airport,
Newark, NJ

 #8 - Newark International Airport
and Container Shipping pier along
Newark Bay in NJ

 #9 - Newark International Airport,
Newark, NJ

 #10 - Newark International Airport
and Container Shipping piers along
Newark Bay in NJ

 #11 - Colorful containers along
Newark Bay

 #12 - Patchwork of colorful containers
along Newark Bay

 #13 -Jumbled interchange of the
New Jersey Turnpike, I-78 and
Routes 1 and 9 in Newark, NJ

 #14 - Newark and Jersey City, NJ
(looking west)
 #15 - Newark, NJ

#16 - Pulaski Skyway linking the towns
of Newark and Jersey City, NJ 

 #17 - Rehab Construction on the
Pulaski Skyway has already begun

 #18 -Overview of Pulaski Skyway
and the NJ Turnpike eastern spur
(looking west)

 #19 - New interchange replacing
the Tunele Circle in Jersey City, NJ

 #20 - A 2-1/2 mile long exit ramp
off the NJ Turnpike eastern spur
in Seacaucus, NJ

#21 - I-495 and the entrance to the
Lincoln Tunnel (aka the Helix),
Weehawken, NJ

 #22 - Marsh land near along the
NJ Turnpike eastern spur in
Seacaucus, NJ

#23 - Overview of the
NJ Turnpike's eastern and western
spurs (looking south)

 #24 - Sports complex along a
tributary of the Hackensack river,
Pallisades Park, NJ

#25 - Meadowlands sports complex,
East Rutherford, NJ
 #26 - Interchange of I-80 and the
NJ Turnpike in Teaneck, NJ

 #27 -A serpentine Hackensack river
and Teterboro airport in the distance
(looking south)

#28 - Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Teaneck Campus, NJ, along the
Hackensack river 

#29 - Riverside Square mall in
Hackensack, NJ 

 #30 - Bergen mall along Route 4,
Paramus, NJ

 #31 - Garden State Plaza mall at
the intersection of Routes 4 and 17,
Paramus, NJ

 #32 - Paramus Park mall along the
Garden State Parkway in
Paramus, NJ

 Note that in the above mall pictures, no cars are
present due to Bergen County's 'Blue Law'

 #33 - Three Golf courses in Paramus, NJ:
Orchard Hills, Paramus Golf and Country
Club and Ridgewood Country Club,
all at the intersection of the Route 17
and the Garden State Parkway

 #34 - Intersection of I-80 and Route 4
in Fort Lee, NJ with the
George Washington bridge crossing
the Hudson river in the distance

 #35 - George Washington bridge

 #36 - Cruise ship pier and the
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum
along the Hudson river in Manhattan,
New York City

 #37 - Intrepid museum

 #38 - Cruise ship
(Norwegian Breakaway)

 #39 - Madison Square Garden
(actually circular) in mid-town
Manhattan, New York City (NYC)
 #40 - Stevens Institute of Technology
along the Hudson river, Hoboken, NJ

 #41 - Stevens Institute of Technology

 #42 - Mid-town Manhattan, NYC

 #43 - Mid-town Manhattan, NYC

The next (5) photos show the
new World Trade Center
with the Freedom Tower and the
National September 11 
Memorial and Museum's
reflecting pools located where
the Twin Towers once stood







 #49 - Upper New York bay
(looking south) with lower
Manhattan to the left

 #50 - Sports field pier along the
Hudson river in lower Manhattan

 #51 - Liberty State Park,
Jersey City, NJ

 #52 - Liberty State Park,
Ellis Island, Liberty Island
(Statue of Liberty), Governors
Island and lower Manhattan
(looking east)

 #53 - Ellis Island

 #54 - Liberty Island

 #55 - Statue of Liberty monument

 #56 - Manhattan island, NYC
(looking north)

 #58 - Shipping cove along
Upper New York bay in Brooklyn, NY

 #59 - Array of tightly spaced
buildings in Brooklyn, NY

 #60 - Verrazano bridge linking
Staten Island with Long Island, NY

The next (3) photos show the
Western end of Long Island,
southeast of Brooklyn, NY




The next (3) photos show the
Sandy Hook and the National Gateway
Recreation Area



 #67 - The Jersey Shore
(looking south)

 #68 - Crescent Park along the
Jersey Shore, Sea Girt, NJ

 #69 - Body of water west of the
Manasquan Inlet dividing
Point Pleasant to the south and
Manasquan to the north

 #70 - The Jersey Shore and
Manasquan Inlet
(looking north)

 #71 - New Jersey Transit railroad
"Turnaround" at Bay Head

 #72 - Route 37 entering
Seaside Heights, NJ

 #73 - The Jersey Shore with
the one remaining pier in

Seaside Heights (center)

 The next (3) photos are of the
Seaside Heights Boardwalk and
Amusement Pier(s).  Note that the
Casino Pier (shown) is still being
rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy.
Funtown Pier on the other hand
has yet to be rebuilt
 #74 - Casino Pier

 #75 - Casino Pier and Seaside Heights

#76 - Location of the former
Funtown Pier, though it looks as if
construction will begin shortly 

 #77 - New runway 14-32 at
Miller Airpark (MJX) in Toms River, NJ;
Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
on the field is Ocean Aire

 #78 -Looks like flowing woodlands
(pine and deciduous)
near Medford Lakes, NJ

 #79 - Medford Village country club,
Medford Lakes, NJ

 #80 - BG William C. Doyle
Veterans Cemetery,
Wrightstown, NJ

 #81 - Overview of Six Flags
Great Adventure theme park and
Hurricane Harbor water park
(looking northeast)

 #82 - Kingda Ka's spike with the
three vertical tracks of the park's
newest attraction for 2014;
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom

 #83 - Intersection or Traffic Circle ???
You decide.  This one is the interchange
of Routes 1 and 571 in Princeton, NJ

 #84 - Princeton University Campus,
Princeton, NJ

#85 - Princeton University Campus

See you after the next flight...