2008 "Men in His Image" Beach Retreats
Cape May Point, New Jersey

the lighthouse at Cape 

May Point

Seven brothers in Christ, including several from my small group,
gathered at Susan Taylor-Conner's lovely cottage the weekend of April 11-13, 2008
for a time of fellowship, reflection, and fun. Despite a gloomy forecast, the weather was excellent.
Roy and I returned May 2-4 for another great weekend (scroll all the way down to see the group photo).

beach conversation
Tom and Roy in a quiet conversation that first afternoon.

These surf fishermen reported no success in their quest for Striped Bass.

The Cape May Point 

The group gathered for this photo on Sunday morning, just before breakfast.
Front row (l to r): Tom, Lev, jdb, Roy; Back row (l to r): Howard, Allan, Peter.

garden gate
The quaint garden gate at our beach cottage opened on a peaceful public park.

And then it was time for something completely different

just before the plunge
after the bracing 

I hadn't been in the ocean since 2001,
so this swim seemed long overdue.
Having fully submersed myself in the 50° surf,
I beat a hasty retreat back to the cottage.

Our May 2-4, 2008 

Roy and I returned May 2-4 for a reprise retreat and were joined by these estimable gents.
Front row (l to r): Evan, jdb, Roy; Back rows (l to r): Tom, Bill, Ray, Daryll, and Mark..

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