Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brigantine, an island you'll love for life!  

Brigantine is a beautiful barrier Island which is totally surrounded by water and connected by a bridge to Atlantic City. You may soak in the sun, surf, enjoy wave riding, nature walking, boating, sport fishing, or four wheeling or just relaxing on the beach. Every time we go there the day spent on the beach makes part of the best summer memories. September 19, 2010 was not an exception, the day was beautiful and we enjoyed walking on the beach.

Only clouds, water and sand...
Kite in the sky
Kite close-up
 Common sandpipers are small-sized birds, but they have relatively long legs that they put to good use. When seen running in groups the birds appear to display a remarkable coordination of movement. Sandpipers are ground feeders that dine on crustaceans, insects, worms, and other coastal creatures. They retrieve them by meticulously pecking and probing with their short bills.
I was taking pictures and video clips while Igor took my picture from the boardwalk.

Oh, I would never forget about those vicious beasts.
We went to Brigantine in August last year,
and  I still have scars from the bites...

We had lunch at the Pirates' Den restaurant, and it was nice, my crab cake was very yummi.
Clouds over the ocean
High tide - ocean waves are leaving water puddles on the beach

Walkway to the Paradise

View from the boardwalk
September fun on the beach

Crocodile on the beach

Horseshoe crab. Aren't they huge!  They look similar to crustaceans, but actually they are more closely related to spiders and scorpions. The earliest horseshoe crab fossils are found in geologic layers from the late Ordovician period, roughly 450 million years ago.

Cloud reflection and Igor walking on the desert beach. We walked for 5 hours this day, and ended up with sunburns on our faces. The sun was not as strong as in summertime, but it was breezy and we did not realize we needed sunblock.

Four-wheeler on the beach
Low tide
Remnants of an old pier
One of the Atlantic City hotels on the horizon

Total relaxation after such a busy work week

Shells on the beach

Saying goodbye to the wonderful day down the New Jersey shore...