Glorious Day for a Race

Saturday May 27—a glorious day to kick off the summer season with the 41st running of the Spring Lake 5 mile race. About 12,500 runners participated in this 40th anniversary of the original race, first run in 1977. The rain that threatened the night before didn’t show, but blue skies did.

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Spring Lake NJ, USA — May 27, 2017 A trail of discarded water cups on the street as the race begins to wind down. Editorial use only.
Spring Lake, NJ USA — May 27, 2017 Runners race down Ocean Avene in the annual Spring Lake 5 mile Race. Editorial Use Only.
Spring Lake, NJ USA — May 27, 2017 Three competitors in the annual Spring Lake 5 mile race sprint down Ocean Avenue. Editorial Use Only.
Spring Lake, NJ USA — May 27, 2017 Runner takes an early lead in the annual Spring Lake 5 mile race. Editorial Use Only.
Spring Lake, NJ USA — May 27, 2017 Female joggers out for a morning run on the boardwalk in Spring Lake. Editorial Use Only.
Discarded water cups in the wake of the runners
Spring Lake, NJ USA — May 27, 2017 A police barricade blocks off a street. Editorial Use Only.

Spring is Here

Springtime is finally here. It’s still a bit chilly, and it’s pretty gusty. But today is the first day of the fishing season in Spring Lake, the lake has been restocked, and the fisherman showed up to try their luck. And the Cherry Blossoms are out. The trend looks good.

Anglers come to Spring Lake for the opening day of the fishing season
Some fisherman fish, and some relax
Cherry Blossom by Spring Lake
Young fishermen try thier luck in a fishing contest on the first day of the season
Fisherman on the banks of Spring Lake for the beginning of the new fishing season

 

On the West Side of Maui

Aloha

It’s getting close to the end of our trip so we decided to book into one of the resort hotels on the West side of the island for a couple of days. Needless to say, the views were spectacular. Among other things, we were able to sit on our deck and watch the whales go by and an occasional porpoise. The sunsets (and moonsets) were stunning as well. Not only that, we could watch the boats and Kayakers float by. Finally, we got to watch the divers leap off Black Rock into the waters below. Not something I would try.

 

We’ll be back soon to enjoy the springtime snow in New Jersey. Photos below (of Hawaii).

Mahalo

Joe

 

Winter Fishing

It is cold and crisp in Spring Lake–perfect weather for some winter fishing.

A fisherman between the Posts and in the Water
A fisherman between the Posts and in the Water
Winter fishermen on the beach at Spring Lake
Winter fishermen on the beach at Spring Lake
Winter fishing in the ocean at Spring Lake
Winter fishing in the ocean at Spring Lake
Two Fisherman Coming off the Beach
Two Fisherman Coming off the Beach
A winter fisherman waits patiently on the beach in Spring Lake
A winter fisherman waits patiently on the beach in Spring Lake

 

JFB