829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Thursday, May 2, 2013

House In The Bay

According to reports, today will be the day that the 'house in the Bay'
will finally be demolished.  It lies in the channel between the strip
in Mantoloking and Herring Island, a childhood landmark and 
windsurfing turnaround point while sailing off the beach at 829
southdrive.  Beyond Herring Island, I can see the monstrous house
that replaced my Grandmother's.  Those folks don't even sail.

Thanks to Jo Hendley for the photo.  Hope you don't mind.  


  1. Is that a Karmann Ghia in the driveway?

    1. Yes, and Herring Island in the distance.

  2. There are people who don't even sail? What on earth are they living for?

  3. Replies
    1. Man, that brought back some emotion. Especially some of the aerial shots in the photo collection. It's amazing, but it feels like it's hit closer to home now than it did 6 months ago, even though it's no longer our home.

    2. I think the home we grew up in is always our home in a sense, no matter where we have spent our adult life and no matter how many years have passed.

      Do we miss the comforts of childhood more, the more complicated life gets?