There are places that just scream summer to us here at the Jersey Shore. I visited one yesterday to see what it looked like on the coldest day of the winter.

So, as I was driving through Point Pleasant Beach yesterday, I decided to suck it up and go up on Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Then I changed my mind. Then I changed it back. I did that for about ten minutes.

I finally made the decision to take one for the team add head onto the boardwalk on the last day of the year you'd want to be on it. I pulled my shoulders in, lowered my head, clenched my teeth and got out of the car.

I got on the boardwalk and checked the temperature. It was 12 degrees with a wind chill of -3. It felt like the wind was coming at me from every direction, and I'm pretty sure it was. I tried to think of the heat on those summer mornings when we did the show live from the boardwalk. It didn't help.

And then I looked up to see a lonely, empty boardwalk and I got that sad winter feeling that only a Jersey Shore resident can understand. And then I took a few pictures of one of the Jersey Shore's hottest summer spots on one of the coldest days of the winter.

I'm not sure you'll enjoy these pictures, but I hope you keep them in mind the next time you think about complaining about the heat on a summer 2019 day, however far away that seems right now.

No one braved the cold yesterday on Jenk's Boardwalk. (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media)
About as quiet as you'll ever see Jenk's Boardwalk. (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media)

 

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