When I see Van Gogh’s work, I am reminded that I am not alone in my sensitivities. When I read his words, I understand that I see the world how he did.
We said goodbye to the Statue of Liberty, boarded the ferry on the south side of the island, and set sail for our next destination; Ellis Island and the Hard Hat Tour.
We decided to continue south, first to Trinity Church and the burial place of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton (surrounded by many important figures of American history) and then to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty.
One last night in New Jersey as the sun set and the moon appeared through a rainbow of clouds. In the morning we were headed to New York City and two very important places that I have always felt drawn to visit; the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Ellis Island.
Looking out over the bay as the sun sets, a little house on the dock, I could envision the scene from Jaws where Richard Dryfus begins to load his scientific tools onboard a small fishing vessel; the grizzly old captain watches with part intrigue and part mocking humor. The novel Jaws (and subsequent movie) are…
It was the morning after July 4th and I awoke at 5 am. No need for an alarm clock, I was just determined to see the New Jersey sunrise, and my mind was the only alarm clock needed.
It was a quiet 4th of July in Beach Haven…Who am I kidding? The hoards of people came in and lined the beaches. The firecrackers popped and zinged.
Here I sit. Sipping a dram of whiskey, listing to the Atlantic Ocean on the New Jersey shoreline. Cousin Pat is heading to Scotland next week and this is part of her research. We’re on the Jersey Shore on a narrow strip of sand that I didn’t know existed. I thought the coast of Jersey…