Nothing is exactly normal these days, but lots of Jersey Shore boaters took some time to get the boats out this weekend.

Anything that has some normalcy to it is a sight for sore eyes these days, and this weekend Diane and I took the boat out and were happy to see so many others were doing the same.

To tell you the truth, if I didn't know what we have all been through, I actually would have thought the traffic looked like a typical weekend on the waters of the Jersey Shore. At least where we were this weekend.

And where we were is what I like to refer to as the Asbury Circle of the local waterways. It's the spot where the Beaver Dam Creek meets the Barnegat Bay and the Metedeconk River.

So there are boats going through this area heading in both directions on the Bay, those heading to the ocean, and those on their way to the river. And then there are the boats dotting the  areas outside the channel fishing and crab.

It's a lot of people and a lot of boats, and it's awesome to see. I honestly thought this was going to be a lost summer for us here at the Jersey Shore, and now because of so many people's cooperation and efforts, it doesn't have to be.

Thank you to everyone who's hard work and diligence has gotten us up to this point. Let's keep up the good work and not let our guard down, and this summer could wind up being a lot better than most of us thought. We hope so!

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