Ghost Tracks, Photography, Cape May, NJ

"Do you want to skip school tomorrow?" "Yes." "I hear there's a train track from the early 1900's that has surfaced on the beach in Cape May and I'd like to take a drive over."  " Okay, let's do it."  

Of all the places, I love Cape May the most.  When I hear Cape May,  my heart skips a little from excitement.  It is one of the oldest vacation destinations in the our country, located on the southernmost tip of New Jersey.  It is home to an 11,000 acre wildlife refuge and a Whale Watch and Research Center.  It is rich in history. The streets are lined with colorful victorian homes.  In the back of Della's 5 and 10, you will find an antique pinball machine and a real 1950's soda fountain.  Walk the beaches and you may find an artifact or two..  It is rumored that one passionate collector has found as many as 2000 (some say 5000) arrowheads on the Cape May shoreline. I wonder who she is... 

Just beyond the lighthouse, while standing on Sunset Beach you can see the sunken World War I SS Atlantus, peeking out of the ocean.  But this week, and maybe only this week, you can go to Cape May and visit the uncovered train tracks that appeared after a recent winter storm. The tracks run right beside the ocean on Higbee Beach and are visible at low-tide.  They once served as support for sand mining and munitions testing facilities during World War I.  To see something like this a rarity and a photographers dream.  We will never forget it.  School can wait. 

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