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Last Chance for Sandy Hook in 2006

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Postby shirin » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:52 am


This weekend, December 9th and 10th is your last opportunity for touring the Sandy Hook lighthouse for this year. So for those in the area please stop by and say hi to all of our great NJLHS volunteers! I'll be there all weekend getting in my last lighthousing trip of the year and of course giving tours.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:02 am


... and afternoon tempts on Saturday expected in the mid 40's ... Sunday climbing back over 50 ... bright sunshine ... little wind ... not this high 20's and mid 30 stuff during this midweek ...
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Postby shirin » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:09 am


Whoo hoo! It's a gonna warm up just a bit for a tour up the tower. Guess I'll be packing a good bit of tea and hot chocolate for the weekend. I'm going to need it!
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Postby wheland » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:01 pm


I'll miss it- Esther and I will be in New Hampshire for the weekend.

I'm hoping to get to the Portland Observatory on monday since our flight back out of Portland isn't until 6 PM.

We might even get to Portland Head and the others with easy access in the Portland area. Depends on if we drive by those outlet stores in north conway (or go to them on Sat or Sun).

Pictures to follow of course.

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Postby epona » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:42 pm


Dennis - If you go to the Portland Headlight House either Sat or Sun both the gift store and the museum will be open.

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:26 pm


A perfect December day up at Sandy Hook ... blue cloudless skies ... the first two are the classic shots ...

<img src="http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9203/hook1hk8.jpg" width=500>

<img src="http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/5286/hook2bd9.jpg" width=500>

This one ... left a little large ... show a familiar profile ... lower center panel ... on the left ...
<img src="http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/3960/hook3gc9.jpg">
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Postby wheland » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:18 pm


epona wrote:Dennis - If you go to the Portland Headlight House either Sat or Sun both the gift store and the museum will be open.

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Carole,

Due to some circumstances beyond my control and some decision by me I never got out of NJ on Friday- however my bags went somewhere. :D

We had our flight out of Newark cancelled on a bright sunny totally blue sky day- albiet with high cross winds. The small planes used to go from Newark to Portland can't fly in those kind of winds.

That was the part out of our control. We had used miles to get our tickets so our options were limited- standby on a later flight (our choice), fly to Boston and get to Portland on our own ( about 2 hrs to Portland and another 1 1/2 hrs to north conway)or take a flight using miles on monday morning (since we were coming back Monday evening we passed on that).

We probably should have taken the Boston option. We never got on a plane Friday and when we went to get our bags they were nowhere to be found after waiting 1 1/2 hours for them. We got them late Saturday night.

Life is like that sometimes. We decided to do some housecleaning and holiday decorating- and help our daughter move into her apartment.

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Postby epona » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:34 pm


Barry,
Tell us more about what took place.

Dennis,
What a bummer. Sometimes you just have to make the best of a bad situation.

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:18 pm


Hi Carole ...

By a long shot I am no tower climber ... the weather, however, was just spectacular here along the NJ coast this Sunday ... blue skies ... little wind ... tempts in the mid 50's ... cant ask for more than that ...

Well, actually you can ... as the thread title indicated ... today was Sandy Hook Day ... last one of 2006 ... and I went up to say hello to the tour guide from the Nutmeg State ... we hadnt seen each other since the Avery Point ceremony and since she travelled three or so hours down, I figured I could travel the half hour or so up ...

I got there slighthly past noon and she was already up the tower giving the first tour ... I visited the keeper's quarters, viewed the displays ... and about 30 minutes later she was down. We shot the breeze for awhile before it was time for me to leave ...

And while we are on the topic of Sandy Hook, you may want to visit Gary's contribution to the NJLHS page with these photos taken during the NJ Lighthouse Challenge ... http://www.njlhs.org/challenge/challenge.html ... me, I thought the last the last one on the right and the one on the bottom were the best of a very good lot ...
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:30 am


Barry,

Thanks for passing along the photos. Always good to see shots of one of the colonial lights!
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Postby wheland » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:24 am


Barry,

Some nice shots there. Great weather- always a plus in December.

I thought about going to Sandy Hook on Sunday since our plans had changed but was outvoted. apparently other things were more important to some people. :D

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:06 am


go figure ... :wink:
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:59 am


Barry, those are gorgeous! Lucky you. :D
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Postby shirin » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:20 pm


Hey! I recognize that ponytail!

Glad you were able to make it up to the Hook Barry. It's always nice to get a visit while on duty!

Saturday was a busy day with tours and of course our annual volunteer dinner. There were 55 of us packed into the Keeper's Quarters for a wonderful dinner made by BJ Smith and her helpers. I probably spent more of my time Saturday in the kitchen helping with washing dishes and the food prep than giving tours. Sunday was a gorgeous way to end the 10th season of tours at Sandy Hook. It was a beautiful sunny day with very mild temperatures for December 10th! I gave the very last official tour for the season and got to enjoy a sparkling Brooklyn skyline thanks to the setting sun. Note to self: take your camera on your tours!
I do have some photos of the light as the sun went down uploading now. I'll post them in a bit!
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