Posted by: sunnyharvy | April 8, 2011

Soggy at the Shore

Today we took a circuitous route from Maryland to the Jersey Shore avoiding the Interstate madness as much as possible. We wound around country and small town roads, which we find much more enjoyable even though it can be time consuming. Advantages include better scenery and more interesting dining choices. Both yesterday (red beans and rice plus bbq pork) and today (shrimp salad) we found sweet little locally owned lunch spots. The food tastes better and we feel better supporting local folk than mega-corporations.

This has been our worst weather day with intermittent showers developing into steady rain in the late afternoon and into the evening.

We had hoped to find a marina that we could boondock in this evening, but that didn’t work out. Luckily I have a friend who owns a beach house at the shore. I gave her a call to see if we could discreetly park in the driveway overnight and she said OK. We were glad she did because we were very tired of driving by then.

Nobody is here because the season hasn’t yet begun (and it’s raining) so it feels a bit like a ghost town, but we’re happy to have a quiet, safe harbor for the night.

Breakfast in Bed

Cold Morning Walk on the Beach

A Little Creative Photography – Glass Butterfly?
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  1. Rt 206 would have been a good choice rather than the meandering Jersey Shore roads. You make better time and there are many farms and small towns. Also, several campgrounds at Wharton State Forest near Hammonton not far from Atlantic City. Next time you'll know! Check out William Least Heat Moon's old book “Blue Highways”.


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