TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 53 NM
DOCKED AT: BELMAR MARINA (2.25/FT)
SHARK RIVER INLET, BELMAR NJ
SUNRISE: 5:28 SUNSET: 8:25
HIGH: 99 LOW: 69
TODAY'S BRIDGES OPENED:
- OCEAN AVENUE BRIDGE AT SHARK RIVER INLET
- ROUTE 71 BRIDGE
- TRAIN BRIDGE
Another hot, hot, hot one today. Again we made the day’s run on the outside, enjoying what little breezes there were. However, we find that the pesky flies seem to like it out there in the sea too. Oh well.
The highlight of today’s travels came when Dan spotted firs one whale and then another as we motored along just north of the Barnegat Bay Inlet. I had come to think we would not see one over here in the Atlantic. Way cool!
|AN XXXL TOURIST TO THE JERSEY SHORE|
As we neared the Snake River Inlet and began coming closer to the shore we were able to see all the people on the beach, trying to escape the oppressive heat wave. Kids and adults alike were frolicking in the cool waters.
|FOLKS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO COOL OFF.|
The Ocean Avenue Bridge at the entrance to the Shark River Inlet welcomed us into the channel where we found charming homes and verdant trees lining the waterway. It almost made me think I wanted to live in New Jersey! The Route 71 Bridge coordinated its opening with the adjacent train bridge and we had to wait for a couple of minutes for both of these to open but soon we were in the harbor and finding the Belmar Marina. We took on fuel first (UGH!) then found our place at the T-head of dock C.
|OCEAN AVENUE BRIDGE AT THE SHARK RIVER INLET|
|CHARMING HOMES LINE THE WATERWAY|
|ROUTE 71 BRIDGE WITH TRAIN BRIDGE BEHIND AND THE HUGE ROUTE 35 BRIDGE IN BACK|
We walked to Jack’s Tavern for dinner and were safely enjoying our meal as the expected storm began to attack the New Jersey Shore. Thunder, lightning and a deluge of water swept through the area but we did manage to find a break and rushed back to Quest, barely getting damp.