Much of New York and New Jersey is under water. Yet somehow we managed to drive an hour south to shore to experience water that's enjoyable and still in its' rightful place. We were not allowed to swim, only wade knee deep. The only ones allowed in the water were lifeguards and surfers.
These twin girls with matching fedoras were mesmerized by each wave that crashed in front of them.
Nothing much changed for the seagulls. They still covered the beach like they own it.
And scavenged for left behind food. This one found an entire unopened package of peanut butter crackers.
The strong waves must have been ideal for surfing.
It was nice to enjoy this water for an afternoon, rather driving a car through it, hoping you'll make it. Or passing a neighborhood of houses under water. Thinking of all those affected by the flooding today, and hoping the recovery is swift.