City of Cape May 2 of 3

I photographed these from the moving tour trolly. My Sony Rx10M4 did the job very well. Then I did lots of work in post removing cars, powerlines, and adding gardens or cobblestone roads with AI in Photoshop.

I used Google maps and Wikipedia to help ID a few of the houses. Cape May Historic District – Wikipedia. Also check out Cape May Historic District – Cape May Experiences and Activities.

City of Cape May 1 of 3

We both enjoy history. Marc offers tours see Marc’s Village Walk | History Tours of Greenwich Village, NYC ( We did a historical trolly tour of old Cape May. The guide was a school teacher and was very entertaining. See Trolley Tours | Cape May MAC.

The second image is before editing using the new beta version of Photoshop. I was very impressed with how generate fill AI created a tree trunk where the sign on the left was. I also used generative AI to add cobblestones, and remove powerlines, cars, and people.

Washington Inn & Plum Beach Farm

Two of the best places to eat in Cape May is the Washington Inn – Cape May New Jersey and Beach Plum Farm, Cottage Rentals, Produce Market and Kitchen – West Cape May, NJ (

On the trolly tour we were told that the original owner moved the building to another place on his property. Then decided to move it back. We’ve been going there for about 20 years. The food is consistently fabulous. Menu below…

I loved Beach Plum Farm. The gourmet tasting dinner was amazing (see menu Below). We came back to shop in the store the next day.

Beach Plum Farm, W Cape May 5/19/2023

Cape May Dolphins

I booked a Sunset Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise with dinner. The dinner was canceled and refunded ( It was like a party boat. Very few people were interested in wildlife. Drinking was the main activity. I made some nice pictures. The sunset was lovely, as were the dolphins (mother and baby) and a bald eagle.

Cape May Meadows

At the tip of Cape May is a nature sanctuary called South Cape May Meadows | The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. Next we dropped by the North Woods Center Cape May Bird Observatory | New Jersey Audubon ( run by New Jersey Audubon. And after visiting there we ate lunch at the Cape May Bird Observation Deck near the light house.

Cape May Harbor

After checking in to our rooms in Wildwood we ate dinner at The Lobster House. The rooms in Wildwood were not worth what we paid. We had lovely rooms in Maui booked by the same vacation travel club for about the same price.

My list of complaints: The light in the living room will only work if the fan is at full blast, there is no way to turn off the fan (fixed later). The window opener in the back room is broken. There is no working pool as advertised. No outdoor grills (manager put one out for us later). The kitchen sink is clogged. We had one tablespoon for two people (manager provided a spoon). The Teflon frying pan had burned on food in it and had more scratches (manager gave us a new pan). Scratched Teflon should not be used, it is a health hazard. The coffee machine did not work (it was replaced). I had to buy coffee filter papers. No salt and pepper. No paper towels (roll provided later). Scratchy thin old bath towels (replaced with equally scratchy ones). The bottom sheet will not stay on the bed (replaced with a fitted sheet). AC is so noisy because the cover does not attach properly (did not use). This “resort” is like a cheap motel.

I reviewed it on Google Maps. The travel agent said I use the place and love it. The manager made excuses though he did fix some of the issues. My criticisms made them defensive rather than apologetic and with a promise to fix all the problems.

Whales in Lower Bay

On a gloriously nice day we set sail from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York to look for whales in the Lower Bay on a Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruise in New York City aboard the American Princess ( One young humpback put on a show by reputedly leaping out of the water like a skipping stone. Some whales slapped the water to move the fish to lower depths. The 5 young humpbacks were feeding on the large schools of Menhaden – Wikipedia. So were cormorants, osprey, loons and other predators. The first image is a composite.


We also visited The Met Cloisters with the Sierra Photo NYC. The images at the top are for Thursday Doors. 2 of 6 posts.