When I came down in late June I thought, “Gee, I’ve got the whole summer ahead of me.”  Technically true but so deceptive.  July is over Thursday and I’m bewildered as to where it went.  Anyhow, the images of summer are a comfort.

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Shades of the 60’s, the girls experimented with batik.  Here are the colorful and interestingly patterned results laid out to dry.







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The Purple Martin Motel is full as always.












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The A. J. Meerwald, a Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner visited Beach Haven and took people for cruises out on Manahawkin Bay.







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Polly’s Dock, long a Beach Haven icon, has gone upscale.  The shed roof and walls no longer sag towards collapse, bulkheading has displaced the mud launching ramp, and — horrors! — there are jet skies for rent.  But, it’s still one of the most colorful places around.