Shore Areas in Belmar and Spring Lake
in New Jersey
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悠閒的在海邊步道散步, 充分享受海邊的逍遙風情,如羈鳥出籠的愉悅心情。

Many miles of very nice, clean and lovely boardwalk between the beach and Ocean Avenue along the shore
areas in Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar and Spring Lake in New Jersey. Many visitors are walking or jogging for
exercise on many miles of beautiful boardwalk here. I came here for my walking exercise on the long
boardwalk and bird watching at several nearby lakes on May 31, June 4 and June 16, 2013. The long
boardwalk looks brand new, probably is rebuilt after the super storm, Sandy. Has beach side fresh water
showers. Plenty of brand new and clean restrooms.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of shore areas of Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar and
Spring Lake
Under structure of boardwalk in Avon-By-The-Sea and Belmar area.
Under-structure of the long boardwalk in Spring Lake shore area.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of town of Spring Lake in New Jersey
舒適的觀海步道,放下塵勞煩憂,偷得浮生半日閒,感受海濱的悠閒氣氛,體會一番悠閒
與安逸,這裡可以看日出、觀海浪、賞海景, 也有情侶休閒散步的浪漫沙灘 。

Many miles of boardwalk in Spring Lake shore area.
一座美麗的小城,湖邊靜悄悄,明淨清澈的湖水,一派優美的水鄉風光,童話般的世界,
如詩、如畫,領略它的恬靜與浪漫情, 渾可忘世。

Charm and serene Sylvan Lake in Avon-By-The-Sea is one of several nice lakes near the long
boardwalk in Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar and Spring Lake for bird watching and to discover the shore's
best kept secret. I drove may car slowly to tour these beautiful lakes and I park the car on street side
if there are interesting bird activities to see and to take pictures.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map for location of Sylvan Lake in Avon-By-The-Sea
夢境天鵝湖。

One of many swans in these beautiful lakes near the long boardwalk.
A pair of swans with three babies in Wreck Pond in Spring Lake near the boardwalk and beach.

The Wreck Pond was originally connected to the sea by a small inlet and got its name because sailors would
mistake it, in the dark, for the Manasquan Inlet, which is further south. This was alleviated by the building of the
Sea Girt Lighthouse and stopped by the eventual filling in of the inlet.


Map: Click here for interactive Google Map for location of Wreck Pond in Spring Lake
I was very surprised to see several such exotic and colorful Egyptian geese among a group of Canada geese
at Lake Como on the lawn near the junction of Monroe Ave and 3rd Ave in Belmar, New Jersey. This is the
first time that I see such Egyptian geese.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of junction of Monroe Ave and 3rd Ave in Belmar
Zoom in for a closer view of the colorful feather of Egyptian goose.
Zoom in for a closer view of the head of Egyptian goose.
湛藍無際的濱海風光, 一艘艘遊船和魚船進進出出,交替呈現眼前,飛濺的水浪花, 觀
景亭微風吹拂下很是愜意。

At the southern end of boardwalk of Avon-By-The-Sea, visitors can enjoy watching a parade of boats
come and go through Shark River Inlet between Belmar and Avon-By-The-Sea.
防波堤的堤壩礁石是釣魚者快樂的天堂。

On the boardwalk, visitors can also see many people fishing on the jetties of Shark River Inlet. Fishing,
boating, scuba diving and bird watching are year-round activities in this shore areas.
An osprey showed up hovering over the Wreck Pond near the boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Osprey hovering over the Wreck Pond looking for fish to catch.
The osprey found a fish and dived from mid-air down into the pond to catch fish. When the osprey took of from
the water into the air, it had a fish in its talon. There were some other ruddy ducks in the pond.
The osprey was flying away with a fish in its talon.
海岸線的季節景觀, 夏日戀情, 氣勢澎湃的海岸浪潮, 常常吸引過路的遊客停車觀浪。

While strolling on the boardwalk, visitors enjoy watching boats on the ocean, and waves rolling in.
And watch some surfers enjoying surfing the waves.
母愛。

A black mother duck with several cute ducklings in Sylvan Lake.
碧海藍天之中,海邊步道盡端觀景亭是欣賞海景的最佳地點, 景致視野、遼闊清新,令
人感到格外舒暢自在, 開闊的視野, 邊聊天邊看海景, 與你的情人娓娓道來。

Southern end of boardwalk in Avon-By-The-Sea near the Shark River Inlet. Visitor can stand near the
end of  the boardwalk here to watch interesting activities in Shark River Inlet and its jetties.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location of Shark River Inlet
An area of beach just south of Shark River Inlet in Belmar is protected nesting beach for Least Terns, Piping
Plovers and Black Skimmers. I saw many least terns very active in this protected area.
It seems that 3 least terns are on their nests in this picture from the protected beach area.

More photos and stories of thousands of birds in action at Shark River Inlet can be seen on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Lots_of_Birds_at_Shark_River_Inlet.html
Very long boardwalk with Victorian lamps, benches and pavilions, is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind, a
relaxing beach experience. Free on-street parking next to the boardwalk is easy and plenty. (May be the
crowd has not come back after the super storm Sandy.) No noise, just lovely boardwalk and clean white beach.
天鵝們,悠然自得地徜漾在湖面上,寧靜又祥和,畫面美不勝收。

Many swans and 4 egrets in the back bay-estuary of Shark River Inlet near the junction of Brighton Ave and
Hillside Rd., in Neptune, New Jersey.  

Map: Click here for Google Map showing location of junction of Brighton Ave and Hillside Rd in Neptune
藍天碧海,豁然開朗的海邊, 戲水游泳的天堂,一波波的浪潮,湧向沙灘,反覆規則的
拍打著海岸,聲音悅耳動聽。

On the east side of the long boardwalk is the mighty Atlantic Ocean where visitors can enjoy the
rolling surf, laughing gulls and gentle sea breezes. The clean, white sandy beaches are a great place
for visitors to relax, swim and bask in the summer sun.
偶有白鷺鷥展翅或棲息於湖畔。

In addition to many swans, there are also several egrets in that same area of back bay-estuary of Shark River
Inlet.
戲 春, 挑逗。

In another protected beach area in Spring Lake, many swallows seem to be busy in courtship activities.
One of many cormorants seen in these lakes near the long boardwalk in this shore area.
Some cormorants are in the air in this shore area.
Two very strange looking "crested" or "crowned" ducks in Sylvan Lake.
湖上静悄悄,湖面如同一面明鏡,清澈湖水映照著樹林倒影,猶如夢境的地方, 無比愜
意。

Another view of the beautiful and serene Sylvan Lake near the long boardwalk in Avon-by-the-Sea. I
rounded out the half day at the beach by having a sandwich dinner in a small restaurant on the Ocean
Avenue.

More photos and stories of many birds in this area in May 2016 are on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Lots_of_Birds_at_Shark_River_Inlet.html


In the winter season, the tourists are gone, but lots of migratory birds from the north will come to
these beautiful lakes and seashore. So, I will come here again in the winter season for watching many
different kinds of birds from the north.
A group of Canada geese with six babies on Wreck Pond in Spring Lake.
Many swans in Wreck Pond in Spring Lake.
Some ruddy ducks on Wreck Pond in Spring Lake.
Several kinds of gulls on Lake Como in South Belmar.
Many ruddy ducks on Wreck Pond in Spring Lake.
One of many mallards in these lakes near the shore area.
More ducks on Sylvan Lake in Avon-By-The-Sea.
Cormorants on Lake Como.
雲淡風輕,壯闊的大海有著寬廣豪放之美, 可以享受到那種無邊無際、壯闊波瀾的雄偉
風景。
姿態優雅高貴。

One of several swans in Sylvan Lake.
Zoom in for a close up view of a great blue heron on the Old Mill Pond behind The Mill Restaurant.
Another mother duck (may be female mallard) with 4 babies on Sylvan Lake.
翠池倒影,景致青碧秀麗,池畔綠樹成蔭,美景如畫,一派水鄉悠閒的浪漫景色,自然而
有韻味,如夢,如幻 ,美好時光,不虛此行。

A beautiful branch of Wreck Pond at the corner of Ocean Rd and 4th Ave in Spring Lake/Sea Girt.
A green heron at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake.
Three of several Egyptian geese on the lawn along Monroe Ave near the junction with 3rd Ave at Lake Como.
Two eaglets on the bald eagle nest high on a tall tree on east side of Marconi Road at 2201 Marconi Road,
Wall Township, NJ 07719 near the large back bay of Shark River Inlet. These two eaglets are almost as big
as mature bald eagle and are almost ready to fledge on June 16, 2013. The eagle viewing area is on the
parking lot of InfoAge Science History Learning Center & Museum located at 2201 Marconi Road.

Map: Click here for interactive Google Map showing location 2201 Marconi Road, Wall in New Jersey
One of the two eaglets is flapping its wings and jumping on the bald eagle nest practicing to try to fly.
Zoom in for closer view of the eaglets on the bald eagle nest.
Eagle Viewing Area on the backside of the large parking lot at 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, New
Jersey about 200 feet south of the junction of Marconi Road and Monmouth Blvd.
Eagle viewing area at the back of the large parking lot with the wood fences as the blind. People are looking
across the parking lot and across the Marconi Road to see the eaglets on the nest high on a tree on the east  
side of the Marconi Road. Some people were waiting in the viewing area hoping to see the parent bald eagles
come back with fish to feed the two eaglets in the nest.
Eagle viewing area at the backside of the large parking lot at InfoAge Science History Learning Center &
Museum located at 2201 Marconi Road. Cameras with long zoom lens or good binocular are recommended to
see the eaglets well across the large parking lot and across the Marconi Road.

The area of InfoAge Science History Learning Center & Museum has a rich history in Science and
Technologies. It was once the 1914 Marconi Belmar Trans-Atlantic Wireless station, opened world-wide
wireless communications, played an important role in W.W.I Trans-Atlantic communications, played a key role
in the development of radar as an effective W.W.II secret weapon, opened space communications in 1946,
was a cold war technology site, a nuclear weapons research site. Many of the most significant contributors to
communications technology from the early days of spark-gap wireless technology to 1998 when microwave,
fiber optics and satellite technology were proven technologies have worked at this historic site. The National
Park Service has approved the application to use 37 acres of Camp Evans and all the buildings in the historic
district to help improve the public understanding of science, technology, and science history. The Italian
inventor Marchese (Marquis) Guglielmo Marconi selected a marshy site near the Shark River backwaters to
erect his 1914 American Wireless Telegraph Company headquarters ( American Marconi Company ). It was
part of Guglielmo Marconi's "wireless girdle" around the Earth. Outside interest in this Company eventually led
to the organization of RCA, the Radio Corporation of America.
There is a parking lot off Hillside Rd near the junction of Hillside Rd and Brighton Ave for bird watching and for
boating people to launching their kayaks.
沖霄高天去, 振羽天鵝白雲裏。

Three swans were in the air.
The beautiful and fancy lakeside "The Mill Restaurant" located at 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, New
Jersey 07762 (At the junction of Old Mill Road and Ocean Road.) The restaurant has a romantic garden and
deck overlooking the beautiful Old Mill Pond with swans, great blue heron and water fountain. We enjoyed
excellent Sunday buffet on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Customers may enjoy fantastic sunset view over the Old
Mill Pond while enjoying dinner here.
Beautiful Old Mill Pond as viewed from inside The Mill dining room while we were enjoying the Sunday buffet
lunch.
One of several swans in the Old Mill Pond behind The Mill Restaurant while we were enjoying the Sunday
buffet lunch.
Two swallows on the beach.
其樂融融, 好一幅「全家福」!。