We traveled to Cape May, NJ for a few days of relaxation in August and September. On our first trip we stayed at La Mer Beachfront Resort next to Poverty Beach. A large storm on the first evening knocked out power for parts of Cape May. Fortunately the weather cleared quickly and we were able to walk through the historic neighborhoods to see the wonderful Victorian homes and Inns. Later we stopped on Sunset Blvd at a local farm stand for produce. On the beach I photographed some of the traditional lifeboats. Each one is painted slightly different and it would be fun to photograph them all some day.
On our next trip we stayed at the boutique Lokal Hotel. Our upstairs suite had wonderful wooden floors, hipster furniture, and even a loft bed for Lisa. The rainbow colored stairs and a large BLM sign made us feel very welcome. A quick walk to the beach brought us to the historic boardwalk. McGlade's was partially closed because of the quarantine but there were many other restaurants that were open for outdoor eating.
I finished the trip climbing the Cape May Lighthouse. After having my temperature screened, I was the first up the winding stairs to get a great panoramic view of Cape May. The panoramic picture was taken with my iPhone 11 Pro. My hand was little unsteady so there is stitch artifact in the shot.
We plan to return in the future when the pandemic is over.
© Mark Etter Underwater Photography