In 2011 my friends and I booked the week of August 22 in beautiful picturesque Cape May, NJ. Little did we know it would be the week of Shock and Squall! Tuesday August 23 we were rattled by the 5.8 earthquake that hit the East Coast. On Thursday August 25 we visited Sunset Beach at Cape May Point and took this picture, two hours later we were stuck in a massive traffic jam because of a mandatory evacuation in response to approaching Hurricane Irene. Although our vacation was cut short, we will always have this beautiful picture of the calm before the storm.
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