FAIR HAVEN: WITCHES’ WHIMSY ON THE WATER

About two dozen witches swapped their brooms for self-propelled watercraft in the Navesink River off Fair Haven Saturday.

The aim of the “somewhat impromptu” coven convening was to “to bring a bit of whimsy and fun to an otherwise tricky (no pun intended) and difficult year,” said Rachel Griffin, who organized the event with Cassie Conley. Inspired by a Witch Paddle that takes place in Mystic, Connecticut, Griffin said she and Conley hope to make it an annual outing for charity.

Check out more photos below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: FANTASTIC FRIDAY, AND THEN…

rb navesink 071715A stand-up paddler and some jet-skiers share our beautiful Navesink River on a relatively cool – mid-70s – and sunny summer day, as seen from a bench outside the Red Bank Public Library Friday afternoon.

The forecast for the weekend includes mostly cloudy skies Saturday and a return of sunshine Sunday, with peak temperatures in the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ARMY CORPS MAPPING NAVESINK RIVER FLOOR

army corp boat 052914Have you noticed a small, two-hulled boat with flashing lights meandering up the Navesink River lately? It’s an Army Corps of Engineers vessel mapping the river bottom, traveling from bank to bank and turning every 50 to 100 feet, an agency employee on the project told redbankgreen Thursday afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

SPRING 2014: COOL PADDLING

rumson paddle 052914 1rumson paddle 052914 2 Paddleboarding students enjoying the smactacular weather – just 54 degrees but so sunny, according to the Oceanic Bridge weather site and calm waters of our beautiful Navesink River off Victory Park in Rumson early Thursday afternoon. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: RIVER VIEWS

Enjoying our beautiful Navesink River on a warm spring afternoon Wednesday were an osprey, above; a fisherman on a paddleboard, right; and crossing squads of girls’s and boys’ rowers, below, all seen from a dock on Haddon Park in Red Bank.

The weather Thursday should be just as warm, with sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid-60s, but possibly too windy for rowers and paddlers, with gusts up to 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. (Click to enlarge)

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