So one of my many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many interests that I fake knowing something about is architecture. And my favorite style of architecture by FAR is “mid-20th century futuristic space architecture.” I absolute adore the crazy stuff that people dreamed up at that time. It was the height of the space race, and people around the world looked forward to a time of robots and flying cars.
But this idea of buildings of the future went way further than just giant [...]
South Cape May Meadows Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 1.75 miles of trail (but spur requires some backtracking, plus can walk down to the beach at certain times of the year), we did 2.4 miles here. Type – Loop with an out-and-back spur, as well as a spur that connects with Cape May Point State Park. Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Beach and marsh Surface – mostly dirt, sand, and shells
Trailheads: Main entrance from parking lot – 38°56’16.33″N, 74°56’40.97″W Connector trail from Cape May Point State Park (spur off of [...]
Batona Trail Batsto to Ongs Hat 3 days – 34 miles
Back in November, Skunk, Danny, Pat, and I went for a little three day, 34 mile stroll on the Batona Trail.
(Note: This is more adventure log and not so much trail info. For trail info, go to https://southjerseytrails.org/batonatrail/)Day 1 – Batsto to Batona Campground – about 12 1/2 miles
Three of us managed to get off on Friday (sorry Danny), so we met at Batsto and, after getting our permits, headed off down the Batona. The first few miles flew and we walked through the areas that burned in the forest fire a few summers back.
The first bit of really [...]
Grave of Henry Charlton Beck Harleigh Cemetery 1640 Haddon Ave Camden, NJ 08103 GPS Coordinates – 39°55’27.20″N, 75° 5’19.56″W
It started with a slow news day…
“…the foreman of a newspaper composing-room, always ready with ideas for making busy people busier, proposed that an honest effort should be made to locate the town still indicated on maps of New Jersey by the mysterious name of Ong’s Hat,” (Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, 1936)
Henry Charlton Beck, a reporter for the Camden Courier-Post, was the one sent out in an old car down suspect roads with a photographer who could also [...]