For the first time since the storm I took my camera with me.
the gulls watch over the scene
there used to be a building attached to that ramp
boats have been pushed up onto the front lawns of private homes that were once separated from the marina by a fence
I've been told that some of these restaurant chairs have been found across town
I stopped at what is left of a favorite restaurant.
That bit of fence you see standing is all there is of the railway that led to the terrace dining area.
The owner of this restaurant has been travelling around town in a bus handing out food and supplies.
She is an exceptional person.
Star-Ledger made a video that can be Viewed Here
This house has been seen on just about every news broadcast and in every newspaper.
It amazes everyone that half of it is still standing.
The owner says she intends to re-build it.
She calls it her "Tara"
It took me from Sunday to today to take these shots off the camera and decide to share them. It felt ghoulish and depressing. I feel a deep sense of loss over the destruction of so many of the places I love yet I am so grateful that my home is OK.
When I went to the firehouse to drop off some supplies a woman told me she felt "survivor's guilt".
Someone else said that if you drive just two miles it is as if nothing happened and that feels surreal. He's right.
I promise you a happier post soon. I felt the need to share with you all how I'm feeling and what I'm seeing.
And on we go ...