It’s hard to believe that Fall is upon us. We hope you were able to enjoy time on our island with family and friends. If you were on the beach on Friday, August 24th a few tracts north of the public beach access at 1065, you were treated to a great North Beach water show put on by a humpback whale and a few dozen dolphin. The whale breached a number of times after circling a large bait school before eventually heading south.
However, if you didn’t see this firsthand, you can see happenings like this and other examples of our unique island by following “READINGS FROM THE NORTHSIDE”. READINGS is a product of North Beach resident Jim Verhagen and in Jim’s own words:
“I take daily readings of the beach & ocean conditions on the North End of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I do this primarily for the amusement of my family, but have created this blog to share my morning readings with you. Common readings include water temp, temp, wind, fly, wind fly (is the wind strong enough to blow the files away), shell report, umbrella wind (is the wind strong enough to blow your umbrella away), wildlife, pirate, and many more. I take requests.”
Jim’s passion for LBI is featured prominently in the first episode of Season 2 of ‘Just Beneath the Surface’ – a web series focusing on the sustainable tourism on Long Beach Island and the surrounding area.
A quick internet search for “Readings from the Northside” and “Just Beneath the Surface” leads to some wonderful information about our beautiful island and those who are proud to call it home.