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s you know I took a quick visit to Sandy Hook this week. I had not been to the beach in quite a bit and I cannot miss out on an opportunity to see the ocean. Plus I wanted to have a look at the beach, where we usually go windsurfing, just not in winter. I had seen so many pretty photos from up north by the Great Lakes when they are frozen. But I had never seen anything similar myself. So, I drove over the bridge leading to Sandy Hook and was already in awe of what I saw. The whole bay was frozen.

This resulted in a lot of photos, so you will most likely have to brave some more in the near future. It was such a sight – the west side of the island was covered in a thick coat of ice. All the plants that were brave enough to grow and survive some pretty harsh winds there, now had to withstand being in something like a cryogenic state. Just look at the picture below of that tree, bent in the direction of the predominant winds and now – covered in ice.

I might add that I felt pretty brave walking up to all these ice statues to take pictures. Not everybody was as brave. I saw quite a few visitors snapping a photo or two from within their cars. Not me, I braved the fierce wind in freezing temperature. I guess I am lucky I did not end up like one of the trees!

ice, winter, statue, sandy hook, nj

Linking my ice statues with the other braves over at Kathy’s of YoullShootYourEyeOut for her Song-ography

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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