Spring Fling

Well, it looks like Spring has finally arrived in Cape May County. Thank goodness! It is time to shed those winter blahs and get out and see what our area has to offer besides sun and surf.

My husband and I recently rescued a small mixed breed dog and named her Molly. She is adorable (yes, I am biased) and she has gotten me off my lazy winter butt with her unbridled joy of walking all the trails and beaches around our West Cape May home.

One of our favorite spots is Higbee Beach. Located at the end of New England Road it is a one and one half mile stretch of beach at the tip of Cape Island. Once there, Molly is freed from her lease to roam the beach, chase seagulls while I scour the sand for beach glass and Cape May diamonds. Or, sometimes we head along the fields down to the freshwater lake so Molly can take a little dip.

This is a fabulous area for birding. There are several large observation stands set up along the trails giving views of the marshes that are spectacular. We have met many of a birder taking advantage of the change of the seasons.

Higbee Beach has always been somewhat remote, and has been reportedly known as the “nude beach”. Well, I have to say that I haven’t seen anyone nude … yet. Hopefully when we do, they will be much younger than me and in much better shape.

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