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Tropical storm Hermine is coming toward our area in the next day or two. This morning I went to Barnegat Lighthouse and walked from there to the beach fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Many people were fishing, while parents, children, and even some dogs, were strolling along the beach, trying to enjoy this last weekend before school starts again next week.

It was very windy and going toward the water was harder than usual. The wind was blowing sand and droplets of water on everyone. I tried to protect my camera and lens as much as possible, and hurried to take the following shots before the elements got too destructive.

End of jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

End of jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. The small steel tower at the end of the jetty was constantly struck by high waves crashing against it.

Another view of the end of the jetty in a momentary calm minute.

Another view of the end of the jetty in a momentary calm minute. The tower is probably 20 ft (6 m) high.

Waves at the beach at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

Waves onΒ the beach at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

Beach front at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

Beach front at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Note the 2-foot drop shoreline already carved out by the waves.

Looking back at Barnegat Lighthouse. These were thousands of swallows flying near a fresh water hole on the beach.

Looking back at Barnegat Lighthouse. These were thousands of swallows flying near a fresh water hole on the beach. They are those black dots on the lower right of the photo.

 

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