April on the Beach

Cape May, NJ – The oyster catchers were there, eating clams on the half shell.  They didn’t seem to mind that they were sharing the beach with a lot of other early birds Easter Weekend.

Like this little first time beach goer, up to his waist in sand.

Easter always marks the unofficial start of the spring season in Cape May. No doubt about it, we had a very long, cold winter this year. This year, even Easter was a little late.

But better late than never.

Some of the early birds brought blankets along with their beach chairs.

Many wandered slowly among the sand dunes, watching dolphins diving for dinner close to shore. Osprey soared overhead, chasing fish just beyond the surf.  It seemed everyone had come out to play this weekend.

Some could not hold back their joy at being on the beach once again.

Oh yes,  we waited a long time for this moment.  But finally, we can say for sure – winter is over.

About Jane Kashlak

Jane Kashlak - a journalist, gardener and Cape Island resident - is writing a book.