"Alan and I had been out on the water now for more than two hours, and were starting to tire. We began drifting more and more, letting the current propel us. I put my hand back into the water, and for a moment imagined myself connected to the Atlantic Ocean a few miles away. I felt myself sweep past the small beaches along the creek's shore, past the white yachts in the marinas on Barnegat Bay, past the tiny Sedge Islands with their myriad wildlife, and beyond the shoals of the shifting barrier islands, into the open ocean. From the seat of this aluminum canoe, I felt as if I were connected to all the Jersey Shoreto all creation, in fact. I tilted my face toward the sun and smiled."
from "Canoeing Down Cedar Creek"
"The wind howls, and the sand responds. Everything is in flux. The beach you step on today will not be the same one you step on tomorrow. But you will never know it. Nature repeats itself endlessly, ever changing, ever unchanged."
from "A Winter s Sketch"
Jersey Shore Publications is pleased to bring you To The Shore Once More, Volume II, the sequel and companion volume to the bestseller, To The Shore Once More.
Containing more pages and artwork than Volume I (with 180 pages of text and 144 full-color paintings by more than forty area artists), this coffee table book of prose, poetry, and works of art takes readers on a journey down the Jersey Shorefrom the tip of Sandy Hook to the point of Cape May.
Join once more acclaimed author and poet, Frank Finale, and his family on a journey through the past and present as he once again captures life along the shore while exploring universal themes that touch us all. These graceful personal essays and poems elicit an emotional response and lingering memory. They are also perfect for reading aloud throughout the year and, as with Volume I, may even become a family tradition in years to come!
The essays and poems are organized from north to south taking place in all four seasons in many of the towns and regions along the coast including Highlands, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant, Seaside, Island Beach, the Toms River area, Bayville, Long Beach Island, the Pine Barrens, Brigantine, Atlantic City, and Cape May.
Also inside, you ll find resplendent, full color paintings of some of the loveliest landmarks and locations at the Jersey Shore. Each have been painted by area artists including Paula Kolojeski, Dick LaBonte, Theresa Troise Heidel, Ludlow Thorston, Virginia Perle, Margaret Tourison Berndt, Sheila Mickle, Muriel Rogers, Dawn Hotaling, Stephen Harrington, Dede Esenlohr, Al Barker, Carol Freas, Tine Kirkland Graham, Dennis Foy, Linda Hejduk-Fortin, Pauline Mickle, Sue Oliver, Barbara Cocker, Susan Walsh McLean, and over twenty additional artists.
This companion volume is one of the most enchanting and beautiful books about the Jersey Shore ever published. It will bring you closer to the places you love at the Shore and is sure to bring many nights of reading and viewing pleasureyou, your family, and friends will treasure it for years to come.
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Title: To The Shore Once More, Volume II: A Journey Down The Jersey Shore; Prose, Poetry, And Works Of Art
Author: Frank Finale
Publisher: Jersey Shore Publications
Date Published: May 2001
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