It was a beautiful spring day yesterday in New Jersey and I decided to take a "road-trip" to the Jersey Shore. Reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen's many odes to the shore, I spent the afternoon a few miles south of Asbury Park on the shorelines of where the Atlantic Ocean interface with Shark River. A quick lunch at venerable shore restaurant/pub named Kelly's (where the monstrous Reuben sandwich reigns supreme), a walk up the boardwalk from Belmar to the inlet provided an opportunity to see many people also enjoying the wonderful weather along the shore. There were surfers catching some big breakers in the surf, while 25 yards beyond the rolling surf, hundreds of sea gulls were bobbing in a relatively calm ocean. About twenty miles out, two freighters were crossing each other - making sure that there was plenty of passage space between each of these behemoths. Several people were walking the beach and looking for shells , while a few others were playing volleyball. Weaving through the power-walkers and runners, I had a chance to stroll out to the end of the Shark River jetty where fisherman were trying their best to catch a nice early-Spring fish dinner. Looking from the jetty, I saw the famed Asbury Park Convention Center, where about 70 years ago the liner Morro Castle burned off the coast and nearly impaled the center. There are so many wonderful, historic shipwrecks within 15 miles from the jetty. There is the stern of the Stolt Dagali, a freighter that was sheared in two by the Israeli ocean liner Shalom. A smaller freighter named the Pinta is nearby, sunk upside down with its cargo of wood logs still on board ( tons of lobsters like to hang out in the nooks of the logs). Other older wrecks from the mid-nineteenth century include the Brunette, a ship carrying everyday supplies and the Cadet. Both of these beautiful shipwrecks are in very shallow waters and when the visibility is good offer divers a wonderful opportunity to visit old wooden shipwrecks. One might even be able to find a small piece of their cargo. The New Jersey shore is a magical place and its shipwrecks are some of the best in the world to dive.