It's taken a while and, at times, looked like a fight between the water and the land to see who would win!

Over on the Point Pleasant Beach side of the Manasquan Inlet there has been reconstruction going on for quite some time after part of the sea wall collapsed that kept the Manasquan River, well, in the river. And off the land.

That wall has been getting battered since Superstorm Sandy, and, after more recent Nor'Easters, it just finally got too tired and gave way, flooding the area.

Temporary fixes were made and then the real repairs began. For a while it has been an eyesore, which has been a bit painful because this is a huge gathering spot for vehicles, bikers, walkers, and anglers who know it as one of the most awesome views anywhere in the world that you will find of the sunrises, incredible fishing boats, the river meeting the sea, and the most stunning sunsets.

This is a place where dreamers dream, love stories begin, great photos are taken, and summer memories are made.

So to finally see it finished and even the bright orange tape removed is a real gift. Here's what it looks like all neat, clean, and finished.

(The newly finished wall, Photo by Aris Alafouzos)

Let the new photo-taking begin! Although I don't make it down there as often as I used to, I still snap a photo each and every time. It can't be helped! Here are some of them. Show us yours! Whether you have taken photos of the infamous flooding during a storm, someone catching a big fish, the fishing boats going out or coming in, or a sunrise/sunset, I would love to see your photos and hear your memories. Do you still like to take a drive down there on a nice morning or summer evening?

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)