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Monday, June 25, 2012

From a Flight on Sunday, June 24, 2012...

When contacting me about a particular photo(s), always refer to the
Post Date and Photo NumberNote that photos in my older posts
are not numbered and thus you must manually count them so I know which photo you
are referring to.  Photo #1 is always at the top of the posting.


A plethora of Summer delights awaits your perusal with a massive (70) photos of both
Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore, from Sandy Hook to Island Beach State Park.

All photos are arranged in the order they were shot with the first part of my journey taking me directly east from nearly the Delaware river to Sandy Hook.  With a turn south and a descent to 400 feet over the lovely Atlantic ocean, I was cruising at about 130 mph along the Jersey shore.  After reaching Island Beach State Park, I swooped up and turned 180 degrees back north along the shore line where I finally broke it off at Point Pleasant and headed west
to Lakewood airport.

The final part of my journey was a pleasant albeit bumpy flight from Lakewood airport northwest to Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton, New Jersey and back to my home base airport.
It was definitely a flight to remember.

I hope you enjoy the view !!!


#1 - Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale

#2 - Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale

#3 - An array of earth moving equipment near Somerville

#4 - Two corporate office buildings along Route 22 near Somerville...
#5 - ...With this one looking as though it was broken in two


#6 - Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater

#7 - Solar field near New Brunswick

#8 - US Route 1 as it crosses the Raritan River in New Brunswick

#9 - An abandoned warehouse with a decrepit roof in Edison

#10 - The Garden State Parkway and Route 9 crossing the Raritan River near Perth Amboy

#11 - Many boats to navigate around as this ship makes its way through Raritan Bay

#12 - New Jersey Transit passenger train headed south towards Bay Head

#13 - Keansburg amusement area with a new fishing pier jutting out into the Raritan Bay

#14 - Runaway Rapids water park in Keansburg

#15 - The Verrazano Bridge with Manhattan and the new Freedom Tower in the distance

#16 - The "Pitch Fork" of the Raritan Bay is really the Naval Weapons Station - Earle

#17 - A pavilion and beach access area on Sandy Hook

#18 - Seagull's Nest restaurant and beach access area on Sandy Hook

#19 - Beach goers line-up at the toll booths as they enter Sandy Hook National Park

#20 - A high-rise condo building overlooking Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook in Atlantic Highlands

#21 - Twin Lights Lighthouse historic landmark in Atlantic Highlands

#22 - A yacht moored in Rumson

#23 - Impressive looking residencies and shopping area along the Jersey Shore




#27 - North end of Asbury Park boardwalk

#28 - Asbury Park boardwalk and Convention Hall

#29 - Southern end of Asbury Park boardwalk with vacant pad of the famous Casino

#30 - Continuing my flight at about 300 feet over the Atlantic (black smear is the propeller)

#31 - This long, narrow lake marks the beginning of the northern section of Ocean Grove

#32 - Avon-by-the-Sea (right) and Belmar (left) make for a picturesque inlet crossing

#33 - Volley ball competitions on the sand

#34 - Impressive hotel along the Jersey Shore near Spring Lake

#35 - Point Pleasant Parasail operations

#36 - Manasquan Inlet with Point Pleasant on the left

#37 - Point Pleasant and a crowded Jenkinsons Beach already at only 10AM

#38 - Jenkinsons amusement park in Point Pleasant

#39 - Just one of the many residencies along the Jersey Shore

#40 - Bay Head is where the NJ Transit passenger trains turn around and is also a depot

#41 - Ocean Beach area in Lavallette...

#42 - ...up close and personal; colorful, aren't they

#43 - Chadwick Beach area in Lavallette...

#44 - ...again, in greater detail

#45 - Casino Pier in Seaside Heights

#46 - Seaside Heights boardwalk with the Mid-Way Steak House (yellow roof)

#47 - Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights

#48 - Continuing south at about 600 feet, I can see the start of Island Beach State Park...

#49 - ...with its distinct separation between Seaside Park and towns north

#50 - Before I get there, though, let's take a look at South Seaside Park...

#51 - ...and it's fine selection of beach homes sandwiched together

#52 - Here is where I swooped up and back around for my flight north along the Jersey Shore

#53 - Just look at the distinct line between the urban Seaside Park/Heights area and the entrance to idyllic Island Beach State Park

#54 - Again, more parasailing off of Point Pleasant beach...

#55 - ...and look, two folks are enjoying their own "flight" above the ocean

#56 - It was here, the Manasquan inlet (looking south) where I climbed and turned westward towards Lakewood airport

#57 - The sprawling Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ

#58 - Tree nursery near Upper Freehold township NJ

#59 - Pine-dotted property in Upper Freehold township NJ

#60 - Fence-lined horse farm in Upper Freehold township NJ

#61 - Tree/Shrub nursery near Perrineville, NJ

#62 - A colorful tree nursery near Perrineville, NJ

#63 - Construction continues on the New Jersey Turnpike (looking south)...

#64 - ...with never ending traffic until it's completed

#65 - A sprawling Solar Field near Cranbury

#66 - Tree-lined streets in this picturesque housing complex near Plainsboro

#67 - Home and tree/shrub nursery with encroaching neighbors

#68 - Route 1 (looking south) near Princeton

#69 - A personal palace under construction; this one near Whitehouse Station

#70 - And finally back to my starting point and the Festival in Annandale

This is my last Flight Highlights post for at least one month as I will be out of the country on vacation until the end of July when, weather permitting, I hope to resume my flights....

Until then, I wish you ALL a Pleasant month of July !!!