Old Barney

 In Ocean Academy

By: Gwen Specht/Instructional Paraprofessional 

On Monday, Ocean Academy enjoyed its annual trip to Old Barney.  The students began the trip with a stroll down the waterfront walkway.  The walkway was dotted with people out for a day of fishing.  We enjoyed seeing all of the messages and initials made out of rocks on the beach.  Visitors to the Barnegat Light Lighthouse write their messages in order for them to be seen from the top of the lighthouse.  Most of the Academy trekked to the top of the 217 step conical stairway.  The lighthouse itself is 170 feet high (2040 inches – thanks David!)  At the top of the stairwell is a walkway that circles around the outside of the structure.  Even the students (and staff) that admittedly were afraid of heights walked all the way around.

The lighthouse adventure was followed by a picnic lunch in the gazebo.  We enjoyed the sunny day and beautiful view of Barnegat Bay watching the boats going out for a day on the ocean.  The bus ride back to school was noticeably quieter.







Showing 12 comments
  • Maria Ferraro

    The trip was awesome. What a beautiful beach. The light house was hard to get up to the top. But it was worth it at the end .( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )

  • isabel

    I did not really like that trip because I had a minor asthma attack but other than that everything was good!

  • joeziah

    This trip was exciting and fun to go on. I climbed all the way to the top which was tiring but i made it.

  • James Dolan

    I enjoyed walking on the jetty because I was too scared to climbed the lighthouse. But that’s okay, because I had a good time.

  • krystal

    I had fun walking around and looking at nature, had a great time but it was way to hot.

  • emilio

    That trip was really fun.

  • Carlos Gomez

    I had soo much fun. It was really hot too. 🙂

  • Roberto Soriano

    The lighthouse had such an amazing view but, a hassle just to get to the top!

  • james dobias

    I wasn’t there for the trip and I wish I was. I always loved the view.

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  • Elijah Spikes

    The pictures were good. Got some good exercise in.

  • T-Money

    Bus ride was awful, lunch amazing, worth the wait.

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