Friday, October 31, 2014. Many fishing boats showed up this morning at the OG beach. We’re told that stripers are in town due to the bait fish, bunkers, which are currently going bonkers, swimming by in great schools, attracting the bigger fish. But the biggest fish, man, has also joined the life chain as he circles around in his little boats.
Others joined the parade included photographers on the pier and boardwalk plus a flock of birds on the shore. Tourists walking around stared at the spectacle. Two surf fisherman arrived as well, hoping that the guys in the boats knew something special. Maybe they do, with their sonar equipment.
I met a guy at the pier named Chris. He was taking pictures, so I took a picture of him. We spoke. He said that he lives in Asbury Park, but he comes to Ocean Grove daily to swim. He starts his routine around Father’s Day and continues to swim every day until it gets cold. He said that time had about arrived.
I asked him why he prefers to swim in OG instead of our naughty sister city AP, and he replied that he is not allowed to swim there now for safety reasons. OG doesn’t have such restrictions which are determined by the Camp Meeting Association.
America still hasn’t evolved to the point where a citizen can’t find a place to jump in the ocean any time he feels like it.
Chris promised us to send us some photos and more information about his swimming passion. —-PG @Blogfinger