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