Barnegat Lighthouse

One of our day trips while we were at the shore was to the Barnegat lighthouse on Long Beach Island. It was a gorgeous place and the boys had great fun climbing to the top. My fear of heights prevented me from going up, but that’s ok, I kept the girls with me and they had fun finding shells in the sand. After the boys got back down, we walked along the walkway right next to the water. I love the sound of waves crashing on the rocks, so peaceful. I do think the best place to clear your head is by the sea, with the waves so loud you can hardly hear yourself think, with the spray splashing up and getting you just a bit wet. Boy, I can’t believe how fast my kiddos are growing up, the years are just flying by. They have their moments, but overall, they are best buds. There were such gorgeous views, and it was a beautiful day. We all got a good dose of fresh air and sea spray. One of the guides that was at the lighthouse and I got talking and he told me that the day before a class of school children was visiting. One of the little boys was complaining that only half of the class could go up at once. The guide told him that they had let a whole class of school children up the day before but the lighthouse tipped over and they had to stand it back up. The little boy wasn’t quite sure whether to believe him or not.

family, nature, travelling • Thursday, June 10th, 2010 • 5 Comments »
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5 Responses to “Barnegat Lighthouse”

  1. If I can’t get to sleep, I visualise sitting on a beach, listening to the waves – the soothing rhythm of the waves breaking on the sand soon lulls me to sleep! I love the story about the lighthouse tipping over!!

  2. Petit Filoux says:

    The sea is magical indeed. Love the little story at the end, very cute!

  3. if I loved lighthouses…and I do…Barnegat would be one of my favorite. A beautiful location..

  4. Mousy Brown says:

    The lighthouse looks stunning and VERY tall – I think like you I might have stayed safely on the ground. xxx

  5. Lilly says:

    The sea is magical indeed. Love the little story at the end, very cute!

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