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Feeding Seagulls — Permitted At ‘Hampton Beach’, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



Despite the far from amenable weather, we went to ‘Hampton Beach‘, yesterday, for Mother’s Day — and as is our new wont had a lunch (and a very good one at that (as we knew would be the case)) at ‘Jumpin’ Jack Java‘. Then, we promenaded the ‘boulevard’. On the way back we saw a number of people casually feeding the seagulls. I had to stop and take some pictures.

But, that got me wondering.

Folks feeding seagulls at a public beach. That can’t be kosher.

So, at the next notice board I stopped to read it to see if there were any signs that said ‘No Feeding The Seagull‘. Nada. No signs.

We were walking by the ‘Chamber of Commerce’ office and stopped to inquire.

NO LAWS about feeding seagulls.

I guess this is ‘Live Free, Or Die‘ New Hampshire.

When I got home, I, of course, Googled. I was shocked. Being able to feed seagulls with impunity is quite common in the U.S. of A. WOW. I never realized.

I would have thought that feeding seagulls was a really bad idea. You are making associate humans with food. And I have seen seagulls attack humans. 45-years ago, on Mumbles Beach, near Swansea, in Wales, I had a seagull brazingly dive in and steal my piece of fried cod from the ‘fish-and-chips’ I had just purchased. I was not a happy camper.

I need to keep an eye on this. I am fairly sure that seagulls can be a real nuisance once them get used to too much human dependance. I will also have to check what the story is at other places — like Acadia. So, stay tuned.

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Flowers Of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire — May 12, 2019.

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It was Mother’s Day and we headed off to the ocean at Hampton Beach despite the gloomy, cold weather. It was our third trip to Hampton — and as with the last two times we had a wonderful, fulfilling lunch at ‘Jumping Jack Java‘ — our new favorite eating place south of Portsmouth. Suffice to say, given the weather, Hampton Beach was not crowded. But, it was. Still a fair number of people. My first trip there with my new Canon EOS RP. Only took my 35mm RF lens. I wanted to get used to it. That it has a macro capability helped.

Given the unusually cold Spring all the flowers were not out — even on the coast. But, they had two displays. I captured as many to share with YOU. Enjoy.

Jumpin Jack Java


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 14, 2019.

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‘Hampton Beach’, New Hampshire, On Crutches — April 13, 2019.

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Anura Guruge on crutches on Hampton Beach New Hampshire




It was supposed to be 70°F at the beach (viz. Hampton Beach), so we went. It actually got up to 74°F. Brilliant day. Looks like the one and only day of Spring 2019 in New Hampshire.

Wasn’t sure whether I could walk on the sand in crutches. Wasn’t a problem. Piece of cake — actually.

3-more days on crutches. Will be glad to ditch them.



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“Jumpin’ Jack’s Java” The ONLY (& Best) Place To Eat When You Are At ‘Hampton Beach’, New Hampshire.

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Jumpin Jack's Java


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We discovered this magical place, serendipitously, when we visited ‘Hampton Beach‘ on New Year’s Day 2019. It was open and it looked very welcoming. And you couldn’t beat its ‘Ocean View’ location. We were blown away. Great food. Very nice, helpful couple running it. A great experience. Made our Day — and it was our Wedding Anniversary.

We definitely wanted to go back. And we did, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

After what has been a lousy, cold and miserable Spring, the temperature was supposed to shoot up to 70°F on Saturday — with blue skies at the coast. We decided to go to Hampton Beach again and eat at “Jumpin Jack’s Java“. Sure glad we did so.

Another outstanding experience. We had salads and Teischan a ham & cheese sandwich. The food was beyond plentiful, well prepared & yummy. Attractively priced too.

As we had done previously we were lucky enough to get a window seat overlooking the beach. It does NOT get any better than that.

The couple that run it (and own it too) are SPECIAL. Very personable and pleasant. They work hard. Judging from the memorabilia on the wall and the flag they fly he is an ex-Marine (or they have a son or sons in the Marines).

Great place. Very warm and welcoming. Bright and airy.

Very generous too. As we were leaving they gave us a container of free muffins! That was awfully nice of them. Made our day again.

It really got up to 70°F. There were people sunbathing in bikinis. It was a nice day at ‘Hampton Beach’.

Please try out “Jumpin Jack’s Java”. You will thank me for telling you about this exceptional place.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 13, 2019.

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Just The Two Of Us On New Year’s Day, 2019.

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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on New Year’s Day, 2019.

We invariably end up in that area, i.e., greater Portsmouth, on New Year’s Day. This was last year.


Notice that I still haven’t lost my long scarf — the one I retrieved, from the main road, in Boston, opposite the Aquarium, dodging buses and cars to do so.

Teischan, now a year older, was with us too. She took this picture with her new phone.


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